Item 01: Cameron Robertson war diary, 18October-20 December 1914 - Page 14

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line very soon.
Quite calm again. A death on the Orvieto.
We have not lost anybody yet though there are a few in the hospital.
The fellows are continually going under the shower on account of the heat.
3 pm. Three deaths on the Ascanices. It is rumoured they died from entenic [typhoid] fever. There is now a nice breeze blowing which is quite a change after the heat of the day. Write to indecipherable
Sea like a millpond Expect to be on the equator Some time to-morrow The men are now rigging up the bath.
A Ship passed outward bound at about 1.45. She was painted grey but her red water mark was easily discerned. Later. I have just found out that she is the Empress of Asia. taken over by the Naval Authorities and sent to fix cables at Cocos Island which were destroyed by Emden.

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