Item 01: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 21 August 1914 - 20 March 1915 - Page 78

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Dec 13

Sun 13th
Last night Stan & I took a walk down the road to the railway station. we discovered a very decent tucker shop where one can buy a good feed for about 1/6. We also ran a chemist shop down run by a Frenchman & for 5 PT (1/-) was give some powder to stop diarrochea we also had a look at the railway station. we could get Cairo any night but have not applied for a pass in yet. On the station we saw two or three white ladies going to Cairo. the only ones we have seen since we came here;

This afternoon 10 of the lads received leave to go to the pyramids. Stan & I took a walk through the camp at tea time & had a feed at No 2 Canteen, opposite the Victorian lines, it is far the best of the two & only cost 7 piastres for the two teas of eggs & steak.

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