Item 05: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 19 March-15 August 1916 - Page 90

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machine guns & shrapnel; One man mounted had to lead 2 horses into the shade of palms at 9 oclock & all the horses in the Regt had to go till dinner time; Burial parties were told off this morning to dig graves & teams of 4 camels on to each horse, were busy today dragging the dead horses away; Paid tonight

Received word from Port Said this morning that the Taube that caused the stir here yesterday was brought down by the naval anti-aircraft guns; We were warned to go to Qatia this morning at 4 oclock but the order was cancelled & at stand to arms we took up positions in hollows just away from the camp in extended order; Nothing unusual during the day & we received orders at 5 oclock this evening

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