Item 03: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 4 September-18 December 1915 - Page 81

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Sat 131th
The Xmas mail closed for Aus. today; Kitchener put in an appearance at Walkers Pier this after-noon, & any one would think that peace had been declared by the cheering that greeted him, some of our lads went down especially to see him, but I did not feel energetic enough for the walk & made apple pies instead; Last night 6 NCO's arrived for this Regt. I think they are all old hands who have been sent away sick or wounded; The 'phone here at MH has been refusing to work with the plug in the centre hole of the switch board & we have been getting into arguments with Bde HQ in consequence

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