Australian Naval & Military Expedition.
GARRISON STANDING ORDERS, RABAUL.
By Lieut.-Col. J. Paton, V.D. Commanding.
17th Sept., 1914.
Should the alarm be sounded Units will form up under arms, quietly and expeditiously on their respective parade grounds, send an Officer to Garrison Headquarters, and proceed to take up their respective positions in the allotted dispositions for the defence of the town.
50 rounds will always be carried by the men. 100 rounds are stored at Garrison Stores. The position of reserve ammunition will be pointed out to all O.C. Units.
All amusements, sports and entertainments will be subject to the control of the Committee appointed by the O.C. the Garrison.
(a) Smoking in the Barracks is forbidden.
(b) No wax matches shall be brought into or kept in the Barracks.
(c) No Natives are allowed to enter the Barracks.
(d) Washing is permitted on the ground only.
(e) Food is to be consumed on the ground floor only.
(f) Excepting in cases of emergency no person other than a member of the garrison Fire Brigade shall touch or in anywise interfere with the lamps, fire buckets, or fire prevention apparatus at the Barracks.
(g) The inside of and ground in the vicinity of Barracks must be kept scrupuloulsy clean.
(h) Visitors are not allowed in Company quarters.
(i) All fruit and other food must be kept in mosquito proof receptacles on the ground floor.
(j) All refuse must be deposited in the refuse tins provided which are to be emptied four times daily. No refuse is to be thrown from windows or skylights.
(k) All night urine buckets shall be emptied and cleaned by 6 a.m. daily.
No man is allowed to bathe in the harbour except at the authorised morning and evening bathing parades which shall not be later that than 8 a.m. or earlier than 5 p.m. respectively each day. All bathing parades must be in charge of an officer.
Blankets and waterproof sheets must be neatly folded and placed with kit bag and rolled hammocks at the head of each man's individual sleeping quarters by 8 a.m. daily.
All bedding must be placed ready for sleeping with mosquito nets adjusted by 5.45 p.m. daily.
The Garrison Orderly Buglers will sound "Reveille", "Retreat" and "Tattoo," at Garrison Headquarters.
The Canteen will be conducted strictly in accordance with Military Regulations governing such institutions, under the supervision of a Canteen committee
The Canteen will open for the sale of beer and soft drinks, tobacco and cigarettes, from 11 a.m. to 12,30 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
All drinks purchase must be consumed at the Canteen. No liquor is to be sold in bottle. No person is allowed to have or purchase more than two drinks of liquor per day.
The President of the Canteen Committee will furnish on every Saturday a report of the working of the canteen for the previous week together with the Canteen balance sheet.
Loitering in the vicinity of the Canteen will not be permitted.
No person (Officers of the Garrison and Military Police when wearing their badges only, excepted), is allowed to visit Chinatown without the written permission of Garrison Headquarters or the Provost Marshal.
The Duty Company will provide for duty daily: -
Captain of the Day
Subaltern of the Day.
Garrison Orderly Sergeant.
Garrison Orderly Corporal.
Garrison Orderly Bugler.
Daily states must be furnished by 5.30 p.m. daily.
Returns showing work done by each unit must be furnished by 5.30 p.m. daily.