Item 01: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 21 August 1914 - 20 March 1915 - Page 41
Nov 21 – 22
on board at Aden & that is reason we are going on ahead. the slow boats were supplied at Colombo. the Sydney & Melbourne returned to Australia, we now have 3 British cruisers one Russian & the Jap with us; the reason we lost two ships last night was that the Ascanius ran into the Shropshire. fortunately she did but little damage; It is rumoured that we are to be allowed off the boat at Aden. The lads who were not inoculated twice & not vaccinated at Rosebery, were done here last Wednesday; in consequence the second round of the tug-a-war was postponed, also the first round for the boxing Championship of the Regiment.
Another storm came on at 3.30 this morning & hunted