Item 01: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 21 August 1914 - 20 March 1915 - Page 18
Oct 27 – 28 – 29 – 30 - 31
& was hoisted overboard. teaching the troops semaphore afternoon put the morning in writing letters. the Melbourne is guarding the mouth of George's Sound. a lecture on the control of fire, after tea our week as mess orderly finished
Mucking out & rubbing Idleboy down & exercising him. the New Zealand troops came in accompanied by 4 warboats. one a Japanese, trying to read signals from other boats at night
Loafing nearly all the morning, giving lessons in semaphore to the troops afternoon, received a lecture by the vet on the taking care of horses, after tea (one horse died)
Semaphore signalling morning. loafing afternoon. all letters to be censored.
A sick man sent ashore; came right in to the jetty & anchored quiet close to Minotar [indecipherable] tea on the fore-hatch which was very good
[correctly: HMS Minotaur]