Item 01: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 21 August 1914 - 20 March 1915 - Page 5

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August -21 – 25

Aug 21st
Left N'mine for Sydney Exped. Force, had a good reception all along the line in troop train

Sat 22nd
Arrived Redfern Darling Harbor at eleven oclock was met by Mrs Pen, Jessie & Mylie Edwards & family, arrived at Rosebery about sundown

Sun 23
Found out at 8 o'clock we had to supply our own cooks, one cook put a knife in his leg, & I volunteered & had breakfast ready by dinner time, it saved cooking dinner

Mon 24th
Resigned the cooking in favour of better man, & started drill. Uncle Jack came in & saw me for half an hour & had a job to get out again no passes were given & some of the lads scaled the fence & went to the city

Tue 25th
Passed in all accoutrements belonging to the 9th L.H. our horses examined & Idleboy bought £ 16-0-0, we received a lecture for [indecipherable], & trampling the caretakers garden

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