Item 01: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 21 August 1914 - 20 March 1915 - Page 28

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Nov 13 – 14

slept on the bridge from 8 PM till 12 PM crossed the equator at 12 oclock last night. Raining hard all day Oakes & Fitzgerald has been ordered back to the ranks. All the troops marched on to the boat deck before the Colonel who wanted to know who the man was that cut a lump out of an overcoat the culprit would not admit to it, & the Col. said that all sport on the boat would be stopped, & all leave at England would be stopped if the guilty man was not discovered

Sat 14th
Morse practice morning, ducking all the men who had not crossed the equator before [indecipherable] The ships crew have been putting in most of their spare time during the last few

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