Item 01: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 21 August 1914 - 20 March 1915 - Page 26
Nov 10 – 11
station & to cut one of the three cables, a second cable is intact & possibly a third, all the instruments except one were destroyed, this had been buried & is now in use again. The wireless telegraph & cable operators deserve much praise for sticking to their posts & sending out messages & for saving instruments. The Sydney will sail for Colombo as soon as she succeeded in getting the German wounded & prisoners on board; The operation may take 24 hours as it presents considerable difficulty.
Slept out last night, a lovely thunderstorm came along at 1 AM. & hunted us all down below deck again. on duty from 4 till 8 AM. the morning clear & sea very calm. practising Morse signalling
got my teeth from the dentist. [indecipherable] horse died a man died [indecipherable]
Suffolk Port Lincoln