Item 01: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 21 August 1914 - 20 March 1915 - Page 129

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of Cairo, but went through only the outskirts. we arrived at Heliopolis & found the lines down, mess rooms up & everything ready for us, even had all our tents up; I believe there are about 10,000 Terriers here & about 10,000 colonials at present; Heliopolis appears to me to be a much better place than Maadi & a large skating rink is very handy & Heliopolis seems more of a town than Maadi.

Sun 31st
No Church Parade this morning, applied for pass out from dinner time but could not get one so put the afternoon & evening in writing; I received a letter from mother

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