Item 01: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 21 August 1914 - 20 March 1915 - Page 47
Nov 25 – 26
proficient, when we not allowed to practice in our own time; we have had some natives alongside in canoes selling matches, cigarettes, dates etc. to the lads on board. Lieut. Butler & the Colonel rowed over to see the General on the "Orvieto" I believe Butler is trying to get his discharge on account of his father dying. The slow boats arrived here about dinner time to-day have been practicing morse all the afternoon. I believe the troop ships in the harbor here are Indian boats & it is rumoured they have some elephants aboard.
Lifted anchor at 5.30 A.M. & said good-bye to Aden & 7 oclock, we are close to the coast & can see only sand & an occasional rock on the land. the harbour was a pretty picture last night all the ships had all light burning; another horse died last night; A typewritten extract from the papers was