Item 02: Henry Frederick Wallace Tucker diary, 1 January - 31 December 1916 - Page 187
Thursday 21 September 1916
Left with Col. Fuller & Gen. Ryrie & Adj. to inspect outposts around Bay-ud at 9-30 a.m. returning at 5-30 p.m.
General Ryrie over tonight to see Col. Fuller.
Col. Croll of 2nd F.A. over to get evidence from the Col. & myself re the unsatisfactory conditions prevailing in Handling the wounded during the Romani Battle. Taube Bombed Ogratina this afternoon killing 4 & wounding 10 L.F.
Friday 22 September 1916
Col. Fuller out with Generals Royston & Ryrie inspecting Outposts around Bir El Alb & Salmarna & Ogmara & En Feen.
Father Mullens over to see Capt. Teece.
Lieu. Britton still assisting Brigade Captain. He spent evening with the Col. tonight.
Taube bombed Ogmara H.Q. 3rd L.H. Brigade but did no damage.
Saturday 23 September 1916
The Stunt to Mazzar seems to be a Bungled up concern, so much so that an inquiry is now being held & a number of Leading Officers of the Division appear to be complicated. Even our Brig. got sick of the whole show & left on his own to return to Camp. He got lost & lay under a date Palm till morning. Some of the Brigade Officers spent the night looking for Him without success. On returning to Camp our Regiment had no water or Feed or Rations for Men, & great difficulty was experienced in providing even Quarter Rations.
There is no doubt that those in Authority are unfitted for their jobs, & new Blood must be infused into the division before good working conditions prevail.
Telegram received that Serg. Wilson of C Squadron whilst on Duty at Port Said slipped between a truck & received severe injuries. An Operation was performed & both legs were amputated. He is a fine chap well liked by both Officers & men. He was sent for the purpose of Buying Canteen requisites.
Col. Fuller to Brigade getting information re 42nd Div. Staff who are coming to visit this line.
Major Bruxner returned from Romani.