Item 03: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 4 September-18 December 1915 - Page 105

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Sun 5th
The tunnel being put down for the Signallers is only half finished the ground proving very hard after sinking a couple of feet, they came on to shaly sand stone, & it is proving a tough proposition to get down the 16 feet. It was my trip to Bde last night with the state; The Turks have been killing a good many mules near "Divisional H.Q." lately , (averaging 6 to 8 per day) with shells ; Some large Turkish shells fell in the sap leading to Bde H Q today & made a mess of it; Last night Randall & Les went down to the beach for wood, Randall said here is two good pieces, & grabbed hold of a dead sailors leg thinking it a log in the dark, the body had been washed ashore, it was reported today to the beach authorities to have him removed

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