Item 06: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 16 August-22 November 1916 - Page 89

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Fri 20th
The usual routine of work & a swim again this morning; Heard this afternoon that Lieut Coxall (Sig Officer of 3rd Regt) has been sent to England on furlough & he is not likely to return as he is not wanted here, & that a Troop leader from the 3rd Regt has been sent to the School of Instruction (Zietoun) to be trained as a Sig Officer to take his place; The lads who went to Sidi Bishr on the 13th returned this afternoon McCauley & Quarmby contracted diptheria there & have been sent to hospital.

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