Item 05: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 19 March-15 August 1916 - Page 97

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Thurs 8th
Heard today that the Russians have scored a victory; also that Lord Kitchener & his staff had gone down on H.M.S. Hampshire & no one saved stiff luck for K. but nobody here thinks it will affect the war much; received a few remounts today to make up our strength of horses;

A good many men have been caught asleep on duty lately, & Major Granville lined the N.C.O's up today & told us to try to stop it, as the next case brought before him would have to be dealt with harshly; One night coming back from Qatia our Camel Transport & a guard came right into camp through the 3rd L.H.R. outposts without being challenged
Trench digging progresses & fatigues appear to have no end; It is reported the Turks have given us 24 hours to move the hospital.

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