Item 08: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 19 January-28 April 1917 - Page 51

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would have others do unto you etc.) We were told we would have to go to Kasr-El-Nil Barracks & see the officers in charge there, they gave me permission to ring the Hospital up & say we would not be back to Abbassia for some time; We then went to Kasr-el-Nil Barracks to find there was no officer in charge as they were all away at the races & that we would have to wait till a guard from Zeitoun came for us, I was again allowed to ring up the 14th as a great favour & managed to get Jessie on & told her that we would be not be out tonight; Three other lads were put in the guard room after we were admitted all on the same charge & perfectly sober; We had a good tea of bread jam & cheese & plenty of tea &

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