Item 05: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 19 March-15 August 1916 - Page 81

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Mon 29th
I had a touch of dysentry last night & this morning & did not get much sleep last night; Reid was on first shift, Les second & I was on last from 1 oclock till 3.30 when everyone had to stand to arms; Six men & an N.C.O. had to go on patrol at 4 oclock & we came back to camp at 5.30, after getting a particularly rough time of it from the sand flies;

A voluntary swimming parade was to be held this morning & after we had saddled up ready to go word came along to say the permission had been withdrawn, so I slept till midday; We are going out tonight to attack the Turkish camp about 25 miles away; The New Zealanders went out today & are to attack the Turkish outposts at daylight tomorrow morning, we are to travel all night & get there in time to support them so the

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