Item 02: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 21 March-3 September 1915 - Page 156

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Wed. 21st. At 8 o'clock this morning we left Popes Hill & came on to Walkers Ridge & had to take over the 'Phone (which is only a few yards from the outpost) straight away. C Sqd. is camped up the ridge from the gully where A & B Sqd. are camped, it is not the safest place in the world as large shells fall there occasionally. We have to carry gas helmets with us always now & everything points as if we are likely to get a taste of it soon, messages keep constantly coming through the 'phone for sentries etc. to keep a sharp look out for any signs of it. Heard a message coming through that a destroyer would open fire during the night & the Talbot (destroyer) would also open fire at 4.30 this morning. From the Phone here we can see shells bursting on Achi-Baba. It is reported that 100000 Turkish reinforcements have arrived on the Peninsular, aeroplanes have been busy.

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