Item 02: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 21 March-3 September 1915 - Page 134

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possible, as it was thought that they may have taken troops from here to reinforce at Achi Baba, very heavy fighting has been going on in that direction all day. A German Taube flew over us flew over us again to-day. About sundown yesterday 6 of our planes were flying over the point that the warboats bombarded to-day & they made a grand sight. I was not feeling too bright this morning & went to the Dr. again, he gave me 7 pills to take at one dose & I have been too frightened to move all day. The attacking party on the right had orders only to take 2 line of trenches, but they were not satisfied with that, but took also the third, the warboats seeing men moving in the 3rd line of trenches thought they were Turks & opened fire on them, our casualties were about 200 in consequence. 9th & 12th Btn. & a Sq. of 6th L.H. took part, the Turks.

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