Item 08: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 19 January-28 April 1917 - Page 4
Nothing out of the ordinary happened till after tea tonight & then we received orders to be ready to move out at 8.30 tomorrow morning;
It is rumoured that the New Zealanders are at present getting 7 days leave & that we are also to get it in a few weeks time.
Rose at 5.30 this morning & it was decided at the last moment to take our blankets on the limbers as we have to go to El Burj (8 miles East) A Troop of Engineers are coming with us to report on the prospects for water; I received orders to go to B.H.Q. before going out but found