Item 02: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 21 March-3 September 1915 - Page 69

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we are in close proximity to a Royal Marine Light Infantry man. I found his rifle (loaded) also cartridges in a "dug-out" a few yards away, also his overcoat, stained with blood; he was apparently shot by a sniper from the hill opposite & I believe a man is lucky if he digs any ground here & does not strike a "stiff-'un". This morning, when the sun was shining on the hill opposite, we could see scores of dead Turks on the opposite hill & one is hanging in a tree, he had tied himself to a limb for sniping purposes & was shot & still hangs there. I went into the valley for water this afternoon, & when I returned, shrapnel was chopping leaves off the bushes around us, needless to say I made a scramble for the dug-out.

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