Item 01: Henry Frederick Wallace Tucker diary, 14 September 1914-31 December 1915 - Page 44
March 2 Tuesday 1915
Australian mail closed 12 AM
Major Fuller Field Officer till 6 PM
Stationary Field Ambulance received orders to leave tonight under sealed orders.
Went out during afternoon for ride exercising Major Fuller's horses
saw batch of prisoners in chains also some hundreds returning to the prison after work in the quarries. Large native escort.
March 3 Wednesday 1915
Mounted parade in morning foot drill evening.
Making preparation for leaving at any time now.
Major Fuller & Col Cox out during afternoon riding.
March 4 Thursday 1915
Mounted parade this morning.
A wedding took place between Trooper Rutledge of Sydney & Miss Pigott of Mosman, Sydney. The lady just arrived from England, the ceremony was performed by the Chaplins of 5th,6th & 7th Reg in the tent ajoining mess room. Col Cox gave her away. Those attended the ceremony were Col Ryrie, Captain Somerville,Lieu. Haig,& others. A light breakfast was provided in mess tent after the group had sat for the photographer, men lined the roadway – heartily cheered the couple as they left for Alexandra.
March 5 Friday 1915
Mounted parades this morning. Officers & men making preparation for "Sports Day"tomorrow, when the Brigade will contest for supremacy in Tugs of war – racing – boxing etc.
A large wooden stadium has been built – a charge made to clear expenses. The Col & Major out of camp this evening.
Fresh oil sheets & other equipment are being issued to Officers & Men in the event of a sudden departure.
Major Fuller bought light suit of clothes for knocking about.