Item 01: General William Holmes telegrams and cables, September-October 1914 - Page 279

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Receiving Ship: Berrima

Transmitting Ship: Protector

Date: 14 Sep

Time: 5.47

Colonel Watson to Brigadier and Encounter

Began minor march on Toma at five am with four Companies and machine gun (stop) Land your machine gun by four am complete (stop) Sketch captured shows enemy occupying position his right on MATAWTA to bend of road near NATORA with post at GIRE GIRE (stop)

Will you by vigorously shelling ridge and plantations sweep positions on map at daylight (stop) My troops will not move South from Coast road until shelling ceases.

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