Item 02: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 21 March-3 September 1915 - Page 145
Tue. 6th. When going for a swim last night we reached the beach in time to see the 16th Btn. of Infantry on their way to Lemnos for a spell; the Turks gave them a send off with a hail of shrapnel as far as their guns would carry, do not know if they suffered any casualties or not, the shooting seemed bad. A new 6 inch Howitzer was also on the beach. These hills are now covered with guns & most of them have not fired a shot so far. Signalling practise again to-day, a good deal of artillery firing has been going on this afternoon. I inquired this afternoon if there was a parcel for me but was told there was none with this mail, so perhaps I shall not get the writing material after all. The Turks dropped some large shells on Steels Post about 6 oclock this afternoon which did considerable damage. Smithers, Penny & I went for a dip again this evening.