Item 03 : General William Holmes Papers regarding capitulation, September-October 1914 - Page 28
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No 2. Date 14.9.4 Time 5.55 pm Place Gire Gire
To Brigadier [Holmes] Place Toma Rd
Acting under your instructions from Berrima [gap] 4 AM this morning: I occupied Toma [gap] at 3.10 pm, beyond a few native [gap] who were promptly shelled [gap] pounder no opposition was [gap] the advance I received two [gap] truce of a parleying nature but [gap] Governor with his officials [gap] shelling had ceased; an [gap] came in under the white flag [gap] I have the honor to report [gap] the Governor is to report at Herbertshöhe at 11 oclock AM tomorrow morning; The men have behaved splendidly, the accuracy of the Encounters shelling was astonishing; I move on to Herbertshöhe at 6.30 p.m.
WR Watson Lt Col
I have given His Excellency a pass.