Item 02: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 21 March-3 September 1915 - Page 105

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Tue. 8th. Last night another charge was made from Quinns Post. I believe 27 of our men were wounded, 9 killed. An alarm was given about midnight that that the Turks were advancing on our left, but it proved a false alarm, heavy firing was maintained all night & Johnny Hailstone was shot dead, having the top of his head blown away; he belonged to B Troop & like Paddy Moloy was a reinforcement. 'Tis strange but it appears that the best men among us are the ones that get killed. I cannot find out any particulars concerning the attack last night but so I suppose it was a failure. Came off duty at 12 & argued about farming, politics etc. with Penny & Howarth until it was time to turn in at dusk (8 oclock).

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