Item 02: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 21 March-3 September 1915 - Page 29
Sat. 10th. This morning we had nothing to do but clean equipment. After dinner we had nothing to do but stables; at 5 oclock we had to fall in, in full marching order, as it is C. Sqd's turn for line picquet, we are on duty for 24 hours & have to sleep with all our equipment on, in case we are called on during the night. After we had tea, I saddled "Idleboy" & we were snapshotted by Roffe. At 11 oclock to-night some of the Infantry (13th Btn.) leave Cairo for Alexandria; more leave to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock. Just our luck to be left till the last.