Item 02: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 21 March-3 September 1915 - Page 63
the morning. The day turned rather cool & we had a few drops of rain before dinner, also passed a couple of warships, one I believe is the Majestic & the other only a dummy. At 4 oclock we came to a camp of Tommies who were banging away with Artillery. Warships were also firing on guns inland & their fire was directed by two aviators who dropped smoke bombs for the gunners to get the range. We waited here for an hour & then proceeded along to where the 3rd Bde. landed & anchored for the night. We were given two days rations of Bully & biscuits & went to sleep in our clothes with all our gear at hand as we expected to land during the night.