Item 10: General William Holmes diary, 23 August 1914-22 February 1915 - Page 10
Received the following message from His Excellency,
The Governor General:-
"I wish all success to the First Australian Contingent to embark, and am confident it will give a good account of itself."
Suitable reply despatched by wire.
P.M.O. reported to me at 5-0 p.m. that a man (Pvt. W.C. Dunham, 'F' Coy.) was suffering from Epilepsy; he admitted to Captain Donaldson, A.M.C., that he was subject to Epileptic Fits and had therefore made a false declaration in his attestation. He was sent ashore to Sydney Hospital.