Item 08: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 19 January-28 April 1917 - Page 128
Regt came East of the Wadi & put out outposts for the night,
Heard today that the Tommies took Gaza yesterday with the aid of gas & tanks but the Turks counter attacked & retook them & the position today is very unsatisfactory. Our horses had no water from 2PM on the 18th till 2 oclock this morning as we are afraid of the wells being poisoned.
Heavy dew & very cold last night but I slept well & am feeling fit again today; We have Observation Posts out & getting plenty of visual work, as the Observation Posts are in sight of the enemy; Our horses went to water a troop at the time this morning