Item 05: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 19 March-15 August 1916 - Page 166

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Wed 2nd
Left camp this morning at 2 oclock & found no Turk at Qatia but they were on the same ridge of hills 2 miles east, we took up the same hill for a Sig Station as [indecipherable] trip by Bir-El-Mamaluk & our lads were engaging the enemy at 7 oclock right along the line. We had 3 casualties in the 1st Regt all from C Squadron, Law seriously, the other two were wounded bringing Law in;

Our Bristol 'plane flew over Oghratina this mornin afternoon & she must have had 100 shells fired at her by anti-air-craft guns & it was marvellous she was not hit. at the same time our battle 'plane came over Qatie flying very high & got over a Taube before she seen it, the battle 'plane opened fire & the fight only lasted a few minutes, & the Taube

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