Item 05: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 19 March-15 August 1916 - Page 172

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through left shoulder. Tpr Ellis wounded (foot) & Tpr Roberts (Nelsons Batman Groom) & Sig Richardson missing but these two may turn up as there was a general mix up.

Sat 5th
Last night we gave the bridle reins a twist around one foot & lay down anywhere & dropped off to sleep & our horses were about as tired as we were & did not disturb us;
at 2 oclock this morning we were mounted again after getting out water bottles filled from fantasies brought up by the Indian Camel Transports, & also got two more horse feeds to take with us, we went due south for 3 miles & saw the results of our artillery fire; Camels were lying dead everywhere some loaded with artillery shells & others with machine guns

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