Item 05: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 19 March-15 August 1916 - Page 167
was brought down; The Monitors opened fire on Oghratina at 9 oclock this morning & kept up a fire at intervals all day;
Cpl Lumb med. man showed game today bringing in one of the wounded men
3 enemy 'planes came over this morning, & our Bristol plane was well over them & opened fire on them but his machine gun jammed on him & he got away & came down & was not hurt although he got a couple of bullets through his plane.
A Turkish officer captured yesterday says 27 enemy planes are coming over to pay us a visit tomorrow; I received a birthday parcel from home this morning; We are expecting the Turks to attack here at any time now probably tomorrow morning (the anniversary of the war)