Item 01: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 21 August 1914 - 20 March 1915 - Page 29

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Nov 14th

days, making large wooden razors & getting clothing ready for the occasion.
one of the troopers acted the part of King Neptune & a dozen troopers painted red, were the police, they arrested the officers first, latherd him with paste (for soap) & a white-wash brush for a shaving brush; as the barber finished shaving the officer, a policeman upends the stool & the officer was tipped into a tarpaulin of water, where he was caught & ducked by 4 water police who were waiting for him, all the Lieutenants followed then the N.C.O's & the troopers were thrown in wholesale a good afternoons sport.
rained at night, I stopped up over bath room till I got wet & then had to come down stairs to sleep

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