Item 01: General William Holmes telegrams and cables, September-October 1914 - Page 259

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Head Quarters
Government Offices
12 - 9 - 14

From Col Paton

To Col Holmes VD DSO

Have ascertained that town is very short of provisions and Chinese population have been giving some trouble on account of the shortage of food. A Temporary dressing station has been established at the Government offices which are also my headquarters for the present I have a small guard on the road leading from the wharf at the intersection of the first street about fifty (50) yards from wharf

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