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Thursday 20 February 1915
Col. Fulton told us the following that Colombo was now closed to all troops as the Infantry had stolen or broken 3000/-/- worth of jewellery, English in fact all country Sailors are on strike & it is indeffinite when we go home, but I will cable.
It is not known for certain whether the Troopship will go strait to Sydney or if we disembark in Melbourne & go by Train – No boat for Dolly yet. I hope to be in Melbourne first to meet her & so save anyone else the trouble & expense.

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