Item 01: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 21 August 1914 - 20 March 1915 - Page 182
we bought 4 new mats this morning & have a new floor to the tent.
the mats are made of reeds plaited & cost (5 piastres) 1/- each
Went nowhere after tea but stayed in the tent & spun yarns; We have given up all hopes of leaving Egypt again for some time. went nowhere after tea & turned into bed early
were issued with a couple of pair of socks & they were very acceptable as we have not been issued with any since leaving Australia & we are getting rather short & cannot buy thick woollen ones in Cairo