Item 01: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 21 August 1914 - 20 March 1915 - Page 20

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Nov. 3 – 4 - 5

Trop ships from Freemantle joined us, also other boats. two of our escorts returned to Australia a mistake. a concert after tea (37 troop ships now & 4 cruisers & a battleship are with us.

Wed 4th
Had a very rough sea last night. the mugs & dishes were racing each other up & down the table all night; I was on duty from 4 AM. till 8 AM. on the bridge Semaphore practice morning. saw flying fish by the dozen yesterday another horse died. teaching troops semaphore afternoon. had a lecture on scouting after tea

Thurs 5th
two more horses died steering 30 deg west of north. it is rather warm to be comfortable on duty on the bridge from 6 till 8 PM. & from 12 till 4 AM. The Osterley passed us (going along

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