Item 01: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 21 August 1914 - 20 March 1915 - Page 97

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from Downing. the lecture together with the questions we asked him took up the whole afternoon; just before tea time, one of B Sqd men mounted a chestnut outlaw & gave a fine exhibition of riding. lamp practice for an hour after tea. wrote to Trix afterwards answered roll call at 9.30 & then to bed

Thur 31st
Sig. with flags all the morning. after dinner the S.M. said there was to be lamp practice after tea from 6 till 7 & then we would get passes till 12.30.
we had a test of reading groups, which kept us going until 7.20 & then paraded for passes & found they only held good till the 10.30 train out of Bal-el-louk as it was too late to catch a train before 9 oclock, we went a bit icy & went to the Café on

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