Item 05: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 19 March-15 August 1916 - Page 188
At Bir-El-Abd the troops found a notice in English left by the German Field Ambulance saying cholera patients who had died were buried at the spot; This morning I was at the Orderly Room to give particulars as Major Granville is recommending me for a Commission in this Regt as Sig Officer.
This afternoon at 4.30 the 1st Light Horse Brigade was formed up by the YMCA & General Chauval thanked us for the way we fought during the last couple of weeks, & said he is trying to get leave for a percentage of us to visit Port Said. we are to remain here but the 1st & 2nd Bde of light Horse are to be spelled as much as possible
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[Transcriber's note: DAC = Divisional Ammunition Column]
[Transcribed by Peter Mayo for the State Library of New South Wales]