Item 05: General William Holmes reports of operations and instructions for officers, 1914-1915 - Page 44
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COPIES OF WIRELESS MESSAGES FROM REAR ADMIRAL COMMANDING
Searched Simpsonhafen, Katupi Harbour, and Talili Bay last night with destroyers. No. vessels seen. A party landed today at Rabaul and Herbertshohe, but Governor and other officials could not be found. Wireless station could not be located and is believed to be some distance inland. Telegraph and telephone communications were destroyed. These places could be taken any time by the fleet if Commonwealth provided a force to hold them.
Examined Bougainville Island, no result.