Wednesday 19 February 1919
Heard a peculiar lecturer today – a Black Jew, born in Dahdmen near Timbuctoo, educated in Glasgow, with a Scotch accent. Claimed to belong to the lost tribe of Simeon? practised Polygamy, wore no clothes, till he ran away & got on a Tramp Steamer at the Gold Coast, fluent, dramatic, & amusing, held his audience spellbound. Not sure he was all he said, but C.O. Jewish Battalion guaranteed him. West who married Brice Fiddle has got his commission.
The Division has bought a fishing boat & nets & carted to sea, idea fish for the men – some wag has branded the boat ANZACS, last hope for home.