Item 05: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 19 March-15 August 1916 - Page 148

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up again & out scouting; This afternoon the 2nd Bde received orders to come back within 1½ miles of our strong posts & bivouac for the night; One lad of the 2nd Brigade was shot dead today (through the head) & 10 others wounded; Two Turks were captured today & they say there is 7 Battalion of Turkish troops under 5 German officers & they intend to attack Armadier which is the name of the camp at Railhead right on the coast & which is one of our strongest positions, so we are looking forward to the attack;

It is asserted that 8000 Troops arrived at Railhead last night & 10,000 more will arrive tonight. B Sqd of the 1st escorted some artillery out this morning but they did not go far Hill 110 I believe, but the planes report that they could not locate the enemy's main body. We sleep with clothes on tonight & ready to move out at half an hours notice.

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