Item 08: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 19 January-28 April 1917 - Page 137
& saw Gen Cox who gave him leave for two days to allow him to travel toCairo & report at the 14th A.G.H. without going through the Field Ambulance Stations; He says he will never rejoin the Regt again.
At 3.15 this morning we formed up & the Bde moved off & daylight found us close to Shellal but no sign of the enemy soon after sunrise we watered our horses,& returned to Camp arriving here at 10 AM & slept till mid-day; Then received orders to move at 3 oclock & arrived back at Shellal
Just before sundown & had a busy time laying wire to the 3 squadrons. C Sqdn is at