Item 02: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 21 March-3 September 1915 - Page 35

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Fri. 16th. Brigade day, were out early & had to fight a sham with the New Zealanders. This Regt. was annihilated; arrived back in Camp at 2 oclock, after having a very easy days work. Had no bayonet exercises this morning. After tea I went to Head Q. lines & found a lad from the Infantry had turned up, & wanted to fight Conway. He apparently has a screw loose, & goes by the name of "knock out" Smith; all the infantry boys he has sparred with went "out" to him. As Conway is not boxing tonight I obliged his mates who brought him over, & went "out" to him in 2nd round. It caused the best sport we have had.

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