Item 05: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 19 March-15 August 1916 - Page 33

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Sun 16th
Had a Tommy Sig. Officer out today having a look around
A rumor that we are going to Aldershot shortly was brought out from Cairo yesterday but it did not get much of a hearing; We asked Abdul Moolah to come at 8 oclock tonight to make tea for us & he turned up to time & kept tea up to us while we played cards; The well sinkers finished at 8 oclock this morning & went on to Ezbet-Soo-Doon where they have another one to sink for the troops there.

The water is very black & dirty today & it will not be fit to drink for a couple of days; Cameron has a touch of Nile fever, Trickett & also several other lads have had it & by all accounts it is rather unpleasant

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