Item 05: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 19 March-15 August 1916 - Page 128
would compete for the middleweight & also found that a featherweight, a lightweight & a heavy weight would also box in their class; James then went to the Brigadier who promised him he would call a meeting of the officers & see if they would subscribe to trophies for the winners in each class & it now looks as though the tournaments are likely to come off shortly as the Brig. said he would do all in his power towards it; Several lads of the 3rd Regt have also promised to have a go for the Championship.
James came over to this Regt tonight to see the Adjutant in reference to the boxing & it was decided that I am to receive nominations & look after anything in reference to it in this Regt. he was delighted at the willing manner in which Major Granville & Capt Weir agreed to all of his suggestions & I have had orders to supply him with a horse anytime he requires one