Item 05: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 19 March-15 August 1916 - Page 124
Yesterday afternoon & this morning a good deal of artillery firing could be heard, apparently a Battery at Hill 70 practicing;
All the men from A & C Sqdn's were on Outpost last night & have to go on again tonight, as most of the troops from here are out on a "jaunt" B Sqd left here for Katia at 4 oclock this morning;
It is said that the New South Wales mail went on to France instead of being dropped at
Alexa Port Said
I get a fair amount of work here repairing lines & 'phones, & the last couple of days fixing up the Nominal Roll & have to put in a marching out state every day
Harry Stevenson left at dinner time today for Duedar.
B Sqd returned tonight with a lame camel they found between Qatia & Oghratina