Item 05: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 19 March-15 August 1916 - Page 80

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word came along that A Troop were sighted about 6 miles out, so we came back to camp everyone calling Lieut Mills choice names. we lost no time on the way back arriving here at 8.30 watered & fed our horses & finished tea by 9.45; For the 16 hours we were away we only had a little bully beef & a piece of bread. The sand flies are getting very troublesome

Sun 28th
Slept this morning & had nothing to do but read this afternoon but were told at stables that C Sqdn had to leave here at 6 oclock & go out on outpost duty; We have to run a telephone out from the outpost & T into the wire running from Bde Headquarters to the Pinnacles; B Sqd also goes out but in a different direction

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