Item 05: General William Holmes reports of operations and instructions for officers, 1914-1915 - Page 73

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Date: 14.9.14
Time: 12.15 p.m.
Place: Two miles from Toma

To: His Excellency the Governor German New Guinea

I have the Honour to convey to you on behalf of the Officer Commanding the British Troops a demand for the surrender of your Excellency and your principal officials.  I am directed by the Officer Commanding to give you safe escort to Rabaul and feel sure that Your Excellency will consider the welfare of the inhabitants of the country in coming to a decision.

My force is now moving on your latest known seat of Government Toma.

I have the honour to be
Your Excellencys obedient servant
W. Russell Watson Lieut Colonel

Answer to No. 1

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