Item 01: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 21 August 1914 - 20 March 1915 - Page 86
dinner time; after dinner we had a mounted parade & I had my first ride on Idleboy since leaving Sydney; I saw a good buckjumping exhibition by one of the Queenslanders this morning; after tea I came down to write letters but found there was no room, so came back & turned in.
After we got beneath the blankets, Sergeant Loveless came along with orders for every man to fall in at "stables" in full marching order. we did so & were issued with 20 rounds of cartridges per man. yesterday the South Aus. had to be dressed in full marching order & tomorrow the Queenslanders, so we strike it every third day; ready at a moments notice to get to business. I do not think we will see any fighting this side of the