Item 05: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 19 March-15 August 1916 - Page 82

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rumor goes; & we have been kept pretty busy this afternoon drawing iron rations etc; as B Sqd Signallers are very weak through Jimmy Leask being away at the School of Instruction it has been decided that Les is to take charge of B Sqd Sigs & Ally Hargreave is to come with me in his place.

Tue 30th
We left last night at 11 oclock & made very slow progress until daylight going about half a mile or so & then halt to see if everything was clear ahead; The night was very dark as there was no moon; Caught up with the New Zealanders early this morning they left shortly before us last night & the Camel Transport & Field Ambul. came away with us; We arrived at Oghratina at 9 oclock this morning

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