Item 05: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 19 March-15 August 1916 - Page 38

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Sat 22nd
Lt. Snow went into Minia yesterday for duty; Lt Garbett & Wright went to the market at Hassan Pasha this morning accompanied by the interpreter & bought 45 fowls for the Squadrons dinner tomorrow; Abdul Moolah brought £1.0.0 worth of eggs along for the Sqd again today

Sun 23rd
I gave Abdul Moolah £1.0.0 to enable him to buy turkeys, potatoes etc for todays dinner, Abdul wanted to bring a table & chairs but we objected & we have been rather doubtful as to the success of the scheme & received quite a pleasant surprise when we saw how our dinner was dished up for us, we had ordered it for 1 oclock & at 12 oclock he showed up with a very large metal tray & we

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