Item 05: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 19 March-15 August 1916 - Page 93

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Sun 4th
Today C Sqd is on inline piquet & we went into a clump of palms close by the main watering troughs & put the day in there. I believe the New Zealanders find an inline piquet daily to guard the back of our position & the 1st L.H.Bde find one for the front. they are mainly precautionary measures against aeroplane raids & we are there ready to catch any horses that break loose;

6,000 Infantry came out to Railhead a few days ago & are busy at present making a strong post on one of the sand rises about 3 mile from where we are camped, so it looks as though we shall soon have to push on; These strong posts are only trenches dug around the top of the hill & barbed wire entanglements built around it & are practically impregnable to infantry attacks as all strong posts are defended with machine guns;
We got back to camp tonight at 7 oclock; The 3rd L.H. Regt shifted camp yesterday into

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