Item 01: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 21 August 1914 - 20 March 1915 - Page 138
Signalitis, Nelson, Mills, Farrell. Hobson, Cobcroft left here this morning on bikes & had to be a Mena by 10 oclock, they had twenty rounds of ammunition each & their rifles & blankets besides, the signalling equipment to carry, so they are loaded up & expect to get back tomorrow night.
we were signalling under Cpl. Howarth this morning; after dinner the Brigade went out sham fighting till dark, & then dismounted, fed our horses & had one piece of bread & cheese & one piece of bread & jam for tea & then set to work digging trenches & did not finish