Item 05: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 19 March-15 August 1916 - Page 37
The interpreter has been fasting all the week & applied for leave of absence from Saturday till Monday to put in Easter Sunday with his married sister at Malowie & attend the Feasts there but the Colonel would not grant him leave although the Major made no objection; Today he has gone to Church at a village a few miles from here.
A Troop was innoculated against typhoid yesterday & B Troop today; Major Smith & Capt Higginson went into Minia today to take part in a Court Martial Driver James also had to attend as a witness, Sgt. Pike of the Field Amb. was court martialled for assaulting a Colonel; It is said that he had an argument with an Egyptian Officer over the quality of the beer & it ended in a row