Item 01: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 21 August 1914 - 20 March 1915 - Page 170
complained about the treatment we were getting, as our tents had been pulled down for fumigating & we could not very well go into the other tents, as we were reported to have diphtheria. the S.M. went to Maj. Granville about it & Granny went to the Col. the Col. went to the Drs & was told that we did not have diphtheria, but was only suffering from sore throats; I have had my throat painted with iodine three times to-day & three times yesterday.
Bought some stamps & posted a few letters after tea & retired to bed early