Item 06: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 16 August-22 November 1916 - Page 118

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receive a fair amount of work with piquets, patrols, fatigues etc they are kept going fairly constant but it is one of the easiest times I have had; by digging 3 or 4 feet we can get water anywhere here & it was rumored that we are camped on unhealthy ground & should be moving out of the Hod tomorrow but believe a later order says to remain where we are; Edwards was out fixing the 'phone line from Geisi the night before last & arrested for a German spy by a Tommy patrol, but they did not hold him long as he soon convinced them that he was genuine. Some good boxing took place tonight after tea

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