Item 06: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 16 August-22 November 1916 - Page 110

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Wed 8th
An inspection of the lines this morning by Gen. Cox & Gen Kater [Chaytor]. horses are led out daily & allowed to pick grass & there is fairly good horse feed here in tufts; at 8 oclock tonight a party of twelve men on Camels were seen approaching an Outpost at A Sqdn & when halted they turned & made off S.W. the sentry fired on the, & killed one Camel they were pursued by Mr Moores Troop but they did not catch them, they were Bedouins & apparently came in to Willigha after dates, only a few late dates are obtainable now; I sent Edwards (Sig) out to Geisi today & am teaching 6 more men for 'phone work.

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