Item 05: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 19 March-15 August 1916 - Page 25

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Sun 9th
Everyone here have little lumps all over them very much like mosquito bites & very itchy, the natives say it is caused by very small insects too small to be seen; Tonight the troops were fell in & B Troop were told that the officers had tossed to see which troop would provide a concert, & it fell to B Troop, & all who were called on proved themselves sports, & a very good performance was given

Mon 10th
Cpl Bigg left here today for Cairo also Johnny Hayes from B Sqd both getting commissions; Sgt Bernie & Trp Costello had to go to Turkh-El-Kheil as they broke out of hospital at Wardan & were caught in Cairo by the Piquet; The medicine ball & boxing gloves are very popular every afternoon A Troop supplied the concert tonight & it was very fair.

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