The camp is so depleted of men that we are very often on fatigues, chiefly “stables” and grazing horses. You might like to know what tucker we get – breakfast, porridge and perhaps boiled bacon (good), bully stew (ornary), kippers on Friday (nice but hubbly), bread (war), and margarine (a la suet) – chops this morning. Dinner – meat of some sort, dried beans and peas (mashey), bread (dry) and usually either stewed prunes, figs, or dried apples and sago and rice – Tea: bread and margarine; cheese and jam on alternate nights. Tea at every meal – no potatoes, they are too scarce – no milk or sugar except in tea. Not half bad though. We get leave from Monday morning till Friday night.