Item 06: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 16 August-22 November 1916 - Page 40

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Mon 11th
The railway now runs to Debabis & Infantry troops are on the move going out, a strong rumor is circulating that 3,000 Turks are at Bir-El-Salmana & we shall be going out shortly to try and hunt them out; The Camel Corps are stationed to the South of us & are to be the advance guard when we attack; Daily parade are now held from 9.30 to 11 AM & from 2.30 to 4 PM. I am giving the Sigs buzzer work during the day time & flag a lamp practice after tea. All leave to Port Said is stopped from today & the line along the coast is washed away, & the men have to return through Kantara.

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