[22nd September 1916] ual bravery but a stimulating example to every man in the regiment.
Saturday: September 23rd. 1916: Nasiriyah
Back at Nasiriyah at last. Transferred from bellum to steamer at Hakika. The change was an agreeable one; we were tired of the slow and haphazard progress through the lake.
On board the steamer were two Hotchkiss guns; one defending either side. They illustrated the irony of the fate of war. Manufactured by the French, they were sold to the Turks; the Turks used them against us, we captured them from the enemy at Nasiriyah and are now using them against the Turks.
Reached Nasiriyah by tea-time. The little boat that I purchased at Chabaish caused amusement as it entered camp on a transport cart. All congratulate me on my military award.