Item 08: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 19 January-28 April 1917 - Page 5
it was only Smith who wanted to see me about communications while out on the stunt. It has been a lovely day & we had an enjoyable trip picking up 16 Turkish deserters on the way, none of these had anything on them they say the Bedouins this side of Rafa take everything from them; We put down the horse lines about a mile East of "El Burg well" & are camped close by several fir trees.
Early this morning our patrol met a Turk & an Assyrian jew coming in the jew had 3 wounds through the top of the back, also a bullet hole through the boot. He said he was