Nothing much happened this morning the Inspector & Corporal went to Court so I was left to my own devices.
A wallet containing some papers, a comb & 6½ piasters was found & brought to the station – the finder was an illiterate farmer. The owner's name & address were inside so he will come in in a day or so.
This afternoon three older B/Cs were added to the station strength. B/C Humphries who has just returned from his N.C.O’s course in Jenin is being made up very shortly. The other two B/Cs Roughton and Kirk are old members at Nablus Foot Police.
I went to Nablus Magistrates Court this morning to hear the examination of the charge of manslaughter against a youth accused of killing his father. A witness from
did not arrive so the hearing was adjourned. Nazareth
I heard today of the struggles in Nathania. The place is just being uprooted in the suspected fruitless efforts to find the missing policemen.
|Nathania Main Road - see below for information|
regarding this photograph
 I have no information about this story and wonder if something has happened during the two days that Dad didn't write in his diary.
I have subsequently found the story of two Police Sergeants who were kidnapped and murdered
 In researching this entry I came upon this website www.palestine1947.co.uk a fascinating collection of photos by the late Harry Charles Farmer, an exact contemporary of Dad's in Palestine. Mr Farmer was posted with the Army - a keen photographer, his photos seem to be of rather better quality than Dad's. The website has been created by Harry's son, C A Farmer but unfortunately there is no email address attached whereby I can ask for permission to use this photo. So I hope he doesn't mind. Maybe C A Farmer will one day find his way to this blog!
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