Item 06: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 16 August-22 November 1916 - Page 94

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Wed 25
Today I heard a rumor that we leave here in a week to go out & take part in an attack on El Arish It is also asserted that two or three "tanks' have been taken out to past Bir-El-Abd & we are anxious to see them in action
Frost went away today; C Troop & D Troops of C Sqdn played a drawn game of football this afternoon neither sides scoring. Frank Hobson who is with Bde Head Qrs (grooming) was one of the lads who got into trouble with the Tommy piquet in Alexandria & put in 36 hours in the caracol. The usual swim this morning & nothing but the general routine of work; Every night a passenger boat goes through the Canal

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