Item 01: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 21 August 1914 - 20 March 1915 - Page 192

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attending parades for some time & helps with the cooking;
Major Granville said to-day that General Godly told the officers this morning that we would leave here within a fortnight & that we would be in the trenches with men who have fighting for months, so that is not too bad, if it does not prove another rumor;

The war news we get here is much the same day after day & it is seldom we buy a paper at all now & I suppose you get the same. I think the Aus. papers publish any moves we make & you will know by them when we move long before you get a letter to tell you. I will be making a good start, starting my second book

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