Item 02: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 21 March-3 September 1915 - Page 109
Fri. 11st. Were standing to arms at 3 o'clock this morning. At 2 oclock the rifles & machine guns were rattling away for half an hour or so; as if something was doing. Fighting has been very tame during the last few days & we have been faring very well, so far as casualties are concerned. The warboats were hammering away to the south very constant for a short time this afternoon. We have done absolutely nothing but draw our rations to-day & are having a real picnic. B Sqd. sig's do Quarter Masters fatigue, & A Sqd. Sig's have been despatch carrying to-day, but we have managed to miss work up to date. My cold is fairly well again. I believe our horses are dying wholesale at Heliopolis (infantry will do me).