Item 01: Dudley V. Walford diary, 23 September 1914 - 13 August 1916 - Page 15
permitted to sleep on the decks above. Horizon a beautiful sight.
Men are complaining about the food as indeed it is far from satisfactory.
Arrived at Colombo 13th Jan 1915. The coolies met us in their dingies, sold us fruit and cigarettes, and dived after silver coins.
Colombo harbour rather pretty but we are not permitted to land & so cannot judge the quality of the city. Some of our men climbed down the ship's side after dark & escaped to town. They were arrested & received heavy punishment.