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[Page 126]

8.30 PM

To Euripides my compliments to transport officer. did you receive my reply to you re. speed we can maintain a speed of 13½ when required please reply. Commander Benalla

reply, signal received

[This appears to be a message, presumably seen by Tomlins while on bridge duty on the Star of Victoria. Repeated on page 121]

& mother; The Field Ambulance Medical Corps that arrived here a few days ago; left for Ismalilia this morning. It is rumoured that fighting commenced there, with the Turks at three o'clock yesterday afternoon; A & B Sqds are going out to-night bivouacking & may not come back here again & we

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