Item 08: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 19 January-28 April 1917 - Page 96

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Wed 4th
All men going to the races had to march down under an officer I decided to stay at home as I have a sore foot, the result of playing football in Tennis shoes & getting skin taken off the left ankle. I came on the phone at 12 oclock, & worked on till 6 being the only Sig in camp, a couple of enemy planes were reported from Bir El Abd & Nazar today, but they appear rather afraid of our guns to come too close over El Arish; Some Welsh lads coming through wounded counted the 3rd Regt out a few days ago, they are a fine lot to count anyone out, as this is

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