Item 01: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 21 August 1914 - 20 March 1915 - Page 91

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not here to see them bear fruit. Everyone was granted leave except those on duty to go to town after tea & we had a royal time; A good many of the lads were properly blithered by 10 o'clock. Cabled home

Friday 25th
I little thought a few months ago that I would be putting in Xmas under canvas, but here I am, it is only too true & putting in the quietest Xmas I have ever had; applied for a pass, butI as Nelson got one I had to stop in, we had a shower at the prison this morning & rode over to have it, we had a very enjoyable time & when we returned sat down to a Xmas dinner of boiled beef & potatoes cooked in their jackets, plum puddings were ordered for us by

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