Item 06: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 16 August-22 November 1916 - Page 63

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Sun 31st
A Church Parade was held this morning in the YMCA & all men who did not go were put on fatigue, cleaning up etc, General Cox came around & inspected the horses & Camp generally at 10 oclock. a couple of 2nd L.H. Brigade (6th Regt) arrived here today for lunch. they came with the advanced party & are to take over this camp when we leave tomorrow. They say practically every man in the 2nd Brigade got drunk at Romani yesterday, & Gen Chauvel has stopped their leave for 3 months in consequence & today he is going to give them a lecture on several subjects including drunkeness, saluting discipline etc. It was rather comical to hear a lad from the 6th Regt expressing

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