Item 02: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 21 March-3 September 1915 - Page 98

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posts, Penny, Smithers & I came down the hill & made a dug-out between Marsh & Howarths. A Sqd. is on duty to-day on the telephone, B Sqd. tomorrow, & C the day after. We were going for water this afternoon & at the danger point in Shrapnel Valley a bullet fell between Calthorpes feet covering him in dust. We had to go nearly to the beach before we could get water & as we had a large biscuit tin full to bring back, we found it fairly solid work carting it up Pope's Hill. I received a fine newsy letter from Edie Tomlins this morning. Everything is very quiet to-day so far as fighting is concerned.

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