Item 08: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 19 January-28 April 1917 - Page 59

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Thurs 8th
This morning Sgt Browne, Frank Hobson, Snowy Wride, Jim Poole & Kennedy came out per motor to see me.We were doing flag practice when Wride walked across from the road & asked the Officer in charge of the parade if I could get away to see my Mother who was crippled & in the car,

I found Hobson & Browne both merry, I put in till dinner time with them & promised to meet them at the National Hotel at 8 oclock tonight, but after the lamp parade I decided to go to Abbassia instead; Cobb & I went for a gharry ride around Heliopolis arriving back at the Hospital at 10 oclock; I was out again without a pass & managed to evade the police, they are getting

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