Item 03: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 4 September-18 December 1915 - Page 71

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Fri 5th
The Canteens Stores turned up today & proved to be a frost we only got 2 tins Herrings &  ½ Doz salts; Last night at 9 oclock the Turks tried a surprise attack on a sapping party in the vicinity of Lonesome Pine. the sapping party however turned the surprise onto the Turks the fight lasted an hour & at its finish our lads had 50 Turkish prisioners besides a great many dead & wounded our casualties proved very small only 4 being killed & 17 wounded; Received a parcel addressed to Stan from home also 2 from Edie & the 3 proved to be filled with goods we most require; Received a note this evening telling me to report to Bde HQ as soon as possible to collect a badly damaged parcel

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