Item 05: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 19 March-15 August 1916 - Page 42
men like them, if he had to do a route march himself with a pack up (through sand) he would know what a man could do, 30 miles is a long fays journey for a horse here in cool weather & it is far from cool here now
Guille, a H.Q. Sig who came back from the School of Instruction with a 1st Class Sig Certificate last Sunday had the misfortune to get drowned today while swimming his horse a couple of miles from Tukh-El-Kheil his body was recovered about dinner time some distance down from where he was drowned, soldiers being told off to follow the Canal at certain points to find him
All the men on piquet (horse) last night were up before the Major this morning as they did not do their work last night & got 5 extra piquets as punishment.