Item 05: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 19 March-15 August 1916 - Page 59

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Sun 14th
Reveille at 5 oclock fed & groomed the horses then pitched the tents, had breakfast & took horses to water at 8 oclock. they are only to get two drinks a day from now on at 8 AM & 4 PM. A Sqd arrived here about dinner time. The water supply run out today & A Sqd had to wait till 7 PM to water their horses & the Yeomanry who are also camped by us had to wait till 8 oclock;

Some Bedouins were brought in off the desert today on camels
it is reported that some English troops who were killed & wounded were mutilated by the native women & now all Bedouins that are caught are being brought in
A couple of transports passed through he Suez today & looks from here that they were sailing through the sand; It was very hot here during the middle of the day but nice & cool tonight

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