Item 02: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 21 March-3 September 1915 - Page 67

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right on top of the hill opposite killing one man & wounding several others. At 11 oclock we came on to take up positions in the trenches to relieve the 13th Btn. Penny, Smithers & I were placed in a dug out on the end of a field telephone & soon were quite comfortable & as safe as it is possible to be. Macdonald of the machine gun section was hit in the leg this morning by a bullet. After tea the Turks kicked up a hell of a row with machine guns & rifles, but did no damage. Smithers, Penny & I are taking 2 hour shifts on the phone during the night. Soon after nine oclock the Turks threw some rockets amongst us to see what we were up to & gave Penny who was on duty a bit of a shock.

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