Item 08: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 19 January-28 April 1917 - Page 89
Went for a dip this morning before breakfast, after dinner we played No 1 team of A Sqdn & scored a win by 5 to Nil; Got through official news of operations on the 26th today.
We took 800 prisoners including 8 Austrian Officers & 48 other ranks & 8 Germans also a Turkish Divisional Copmmander & his staff taken by the 53 Division The N.Z. Mtd Rifles captured two 4.2 Krupp guns; The Anzac Mtd Division inflicted heavy losses in street fighting in Gaza & late in the day held most of the town but had to retire on account of reinforcements; The 2nd L.H. Bde inflicted heavy losses on the enemy leaving the town; Had a dip after the match this afternoon.