Item 05: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 19 March-15 August 1916 - Page 71

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of Troopers; The man when searched had £28 in English money on him another Bedouin brought in a few days ago had £140 on him apparently taken of the Tommies cut up at Qatia. the goats & sheep brought in with the "Bint" today were bought by the Military & all the Bedouins are being sent into Cairo (or Egypt)
We are lucky to be able to get plenty of good washing water so close to the camp

Sun 21st
We now stand to arms at 3.30 AM & have to saddle our horses & stand by them till daylight & then stables before breakfast; at 8 oclock this morning Church Service was held at the Bde Head Quarters but very few of the 1st attended, I dropped off to sleep as soon as I had breakfast & did not wake till stables at 12 oclock; An

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