Item 05: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 19 March-15 August 1916 - Page 77
A Sqd went out on patrol this morning & went to the beach swimming themselves & horses & say they had great fun as they were in good breakers; Jim Traill left here today to go into Div. Head Quarters I believe he is getting a commission in the Div H.Q. Signal Troop; We have been having lovely weather here lately & had nothing to do today except the usual routine of stables etc.
Went on swimming parade at 8.30 this morning (C Sqd) & had all our horse in the surf & it was glorious & well worth the 4 or 5 mile ride there & back again
a branch line is running from the main line to the beach, & the line is now out level with us; Guthrie went away to hospital this evening with influenza; Parcel mail this evening