Item 01: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 21 August 1914 - 20 March 1915 - Page 107

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of New Zealanders camped on the same spot the night before last.
This morning we had a reading test to see who were the best men at flag reading; a Brigade signaller came over to superintend it. the test was to see what men should be in the different grades & the way the S.M. graded us yesterday proved that he had some of the worst men in B grade. Leask, Cobcroft, Hobson, Farrell, Howard & myself were the only men who passed the test for A grade. Stan, Crichton [indecipherable] & Traill for B grade & the remainder C grade, so Cobcroft & I were promoted from the lowest class

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