Item 03: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 4 September-18 December 1915 - Page 45

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Sat 9th
A sapping party was sent to do some work from C Sqd this morning & when returning to camp in full-view of the Turks as usual Mr Turk gave them a few shots, killing Newton & wounding Colin Cameron in the leg, the wound is only a flesh one & I think Sandy in the happiest man on the Peninsula. Les gave him a sov. as he was out of cash;The storm that has been threatening us lately paid us a visit last night. I went around early & arranged a couple of oilsheets over us, shifted the 'phone under them & was a warm & dry as if we were at home, the boys in the trenches had a very rough time & it was that dark that it was impossible to see anyone more than a couple of feet away: The patrol also had a very rough time of it

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