Item 02: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 21 March-3 September 1915 - Page 155

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Mon. 19th. We went on duty at midday, after putting in a quiet morning reading. Our aeroplane flew over us for a considerable time & laid an egg on the Turks before she retired off the scene. Two Monitors took up positions opposite us this afternoon & there was a good deal of shelling from both sides. Some large shells also feel uncomfortably close to a battery of our Artillery.

Tue. 20th. Last night the Turks seemed to be affected with nerves, as they we [were] doing a good deal more firing than usual & were throwing bombs all night, some of which came right over us & exploded half way down the hill but neither the shooting or bomb throwing did any damage. At 10 oclock a message came through that we were to have a gas alarm before daylight. This happened at 4 oclock this morning & we had to knock about for half an hour in helmets, a fair amount of shelling, but nothing out of the ordinary to-day.

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