Item 02: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 21 March-3 September 1915 - Page 15
Mon. 29th. No parade this morning, as we received the morning off to clean our gear, for an inspection by Sir Ian Hamilton. Idleboy lost a shoe last Friday, so I took him to the smiths, & had him shod, which took up nearly the whole morning; we had dinner at twelve, & filed out at 12.30, & marched to the same place as we were inspected at last Monday. We only marched by Sir Ian H. once, & it was quite enough, as the dust was dreadful, we arrived back in camp at 3.30. Penny & Butter has gone to town. I put the night in writing to Edie T.