Item 06: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 16 August-22 November 1916 - Page 106

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& loaded on the Camels so we shall have wet blankets to sleep in tonight; We left Negiliat at 8 oclock this morning arriving at Bir-El-Abd at 1 oclock for dinner, we found a little township at Bir-El-Abd & quite a busy centre, Hospital tests YMCA Canteens in plenty. we left Bir-El-Abd at 3 oclock & proceeded to Hod-El-Ge'eila about 5 miles South of Bir-El-Abd & had our lines down well before sundown. This Hod is large enough to hold the whole of the Brigade as soon as we were settled I connected up with Bde HQ with phone; & the Sigs have to run it all night; When we are travelling transport Camels come along with us to carry blankets, signalling gear cooking dixies etc. Have damp blankets to sleep on tonight

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