Item 01: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 21 August 1914 - 20 March 1915 - Page 7
Aug & Sep 31st – 4th
Was sent to Randwick Race Course for a load of boots etc
Aunt Bessie came to Rosebery afternoon, on picket duty night.
Tue 1st Sep.
Was vaccinated morning & foot drill Stan & I went to the Tivoli evening
Foot drill, received leggings, boots pants etc. Stan & I went to the Pens for tea & met Aunt Agnes, Beat & Olive & Mrs Griffiths saw Jessie to Moorcliff. got to camp at 12.30 midnight
Fatigue duty morning. received a pass to see dentist afternoon & went to Manly instead, had tea at railway with Beatrice & Olive Griffiths, Criterion theatre & met Mrs McLaren & Vera Griffiths there.
Foot drill morning, starting with 2 laps around the track at the double before breakfast as an appetiser, I decided not to go to town at night, as I was too tired, was hauled out for fatigue work at 6.30 pm & was kept at it constant till after midnight unloading saddles, will never stop in again [indecipherable] bed early, as I was last in.