Item 05: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 19 March-15 August 1916 - Page 154

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till sunset, & did not have a minute to spare & must have nearly put up a record for one days work. At 6.30 we retired from our position & went back to Qatia fed & watered our horses & left Qatia at 8.30 on our way home; Two 18 pounders were out with us today & fired 40 shells into Oghratina & we escorted them into camp tonight; It was 11.30 before we finished watering & feeding our horses & were told tonight we would not have to Stand to Arms tomorrow morning

Mon 24th
We rose this morning at 6.30 & had to stand to the horses soon after breakfast as an Albatross 'plane came over us but she did not wait & only circled over us once; The 2nd Brigade received 4 casualties today as the 7th L.H. had one Signaller killed & 3 Troopers wounded; A large camp of

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