Item 01: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 21 August 1914 - 20 March 1915 - Page 178

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Mon 15th
Was hauled out of bed at 3.15 this morning stables at 3.30 & had breakfast & was out on parade at 4.30; The morning was slightly chilly about sunrise; but it was lovely riding, we gave our horses a feed & had a bit of a "snack" ourselves soon after sunrise; soon after we left camp Dowling's horse put his feet in a hole & Dowling took a hand-spring off the pommel of the saddle but picked a soft spot to fall & did not get hurt; We had a sham fight with the New Zealanders & returned to camp at 12

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