Left Hospital two days ago for Convalescent Depot. Am feeling well again.
Walked about 12 miles for a dip in the briny. It was glorious and quite a treat to have a swim without being shot at. Visited the vineyards on our return and had a great feast of grapes, melons and tomatoes. Rather a pretty island with its numerous villages and rugged surroundings.
Since leaving the peninsula, I have picked up wonderfully. I only needed a rest. Had three days on Imbros on milk diet and then 1st Aust Hosp at Lemnos on ordinary diet (which consisted of tea, porridge, bacon, cutlets or steak and eggs, Stews, roast beef, chicken and two puddings for dinner) + Tea, cold roast beef, eggs, butter, jam and bread.
Between meals I had beef tea, stout and excellent port wine, so I didn’t do badly.
Mudros quite handy. The island is populated almost entirely of Greeks. Shopkeepers charge most exorbitant prices for their goods, but what can one expect from Greeks. French soldiers are a happy-go-lucky crowd and so are the Indians, Ghurkas, Punjabs and Sikhs. The Indians will do me as a fighter.
J. A. Graham
Jack Graham, ANZAC soldier, kept a diary from 1914-1918. Here it is, blogged 100 years later to the day....