Item 06: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 16 August-22 November 1916 - Page 44

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Known as the "neutrals" & are a fine collection of "take downs" one lad there a few months ago discovered one of the Neutrals using a double headed penny & was kicked about so badly for making the discovery that he died next day;
The Dr has been giving demonstrations today of how to carry a wounded man on horseback & we had the usual parade


Thurs 14th
Yesterday afternoon an Austrian Officer was brought from Bir-El-Abd, he had given himself up to our patrols, Turks are coming in daily & the Austrian Officer say the Turks will all surrender as he does not believe any of them will fight but the majority of the troops

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