Item 02: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 21 March-3 September 1915 - Page 94

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June 1st 1915
Tue. 1st. Had an excellent nights sleep last night & lay about in our dug-out till dinner time. "Jock" Davidson (Quartermaster Sergeant) was going down the gully this morning & was wounded through the head with by a sniper. There has been complaints at different times of our shrapnel shells bursting short & occasionally getting our own men. 11 of our men were supposed to have been killed by our own guns on the morning of the 29th & a sergeant of the artillery was caught red handed altering the fuses of some of the shells; he was courtmartialled found guilty of being a German syp, four volunteers were called for to shoot him, every man in the battery volunteered & he

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