Sir Joseph John Talbot Hobbs personal diaries, Vol. I (25 April 1915 to 14 January 1916)

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ago for an Hotel at HELIOPOLIS but their failure to get permission to open a CASINO & turn the place into a gambling hell rather upset their applecart. I have been in bed practically since I came here. I am [ ] quite comfortable with Mervyn with me in the ward. I know lots of the Doctors & Nurses I have had a good many callers & everybody is very good to me. About 6 pm. Monday 15th inst when I felt I wanted a lot of bucking up, I got a cable which I expect is the most pleasing to me I shall ever get, & was moreover quite unexpected. it read PERTH Nov 15 On behalf of Government and people of Western Australia accept heartiest congratulations on honor Companion of the Bath bestowed on you by his Majesty the King. We are proud of you. Scadden. Premier. I have no official notification of this from the Military Authorities, but I see my name appears with others in dispatches in this morning's Egyptian paper. I have yellow jaundice now but the Doctor thinks it won't delay my recovery it [ ] appears to be part of the same business Colitis or whatever it is I am suffering from. Nov.25. I am very much better but am 118