Item 05: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 19 March-15 August 1916 - Page 49

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Fri 5th
Received an order today to send to Minia any blankets, tents, the water troughs & anything we could do without so as to make things light for the transports when we move
The party for Tel-El-Kebir left this morning; A fire broke out in a village a couple of miles from here this evening & burned very willing for a few minutes, a swim & cards as usual tonight;
Sgt Pannier went today

Sat 6th
Received news from Minia this morning saying the Allied Forces made a big advance in France but the news has not been confirmed; Nothing out of the ordinary happens here & are expecting marching orders at any time; Had a concert tonight with some very good items.

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