Item 03: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 4 September-18 December 1915 - Page 99

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Sun 28th
I was on duty from 10 PM till 2 AM this morning & received quite a surprise on going outside to go off duty to find snow was falling, the ground is very slippery & muddy from the rain & we are having a rather rough time just at present fortunately we are getting good food & plenty of warm clothing, a consignment of sheep skin waistcoats arrived yesterday otherwise this weather would be unbearable. It is a funny thing that the rougher the life is the happier the men seem & they are in great spirits today singing & whistling everywhere; the Turks are expected to attack
Camel's Hump tonight & every available man has to be in the trenches that also may have something to do with the good spirits of the lads & the trenches are not an inviting place to

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