Item 01: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 21 August 1914 - 20 March 1915 - Page 89
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containing Alexanders Hymns & we had a very enjoyable evening
Signalling all day. nothing particular happened only a few spills to break the monotony of the day. A concert was arranged by the residents last night & was a huge success. a good many ladies giving items which was well received. Yesterday I received a letter from Edie Tomlins.
Sig. morning. were busy all the afternoon cleaning our gear, as we are to march through Cairo to-morrow & have to get all the rust off our stirrups & spurs. went nowhere after tea.
Revalie went at 4.45 AM & was soon on our march to Cairo
we went through the principal streets, received a good reception.