Item 01: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 21 August 1914 - 20 March 1915 - Page 139

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until after midnight; It was 2 AM when we arrived back in camp, & had to go to bed hungry as we could get no bread; The ground was hard & the picks blunt & we had to sink the trenches 4 ft 6 in deep, & we just about knocking when we got back & took no rocking to sleep

Tue 9th
Were hauled out at 6 o'clock this morning as usual, & had another Brigade scheme; we were marched out to where we sank the trenches last night & had to fill them up again; so it is a bit of a mugs game digging trenches in the night & filling them up in the day time.

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