Item 10: General William Holmes diary, 23 August 1914-22 February 1915 - Page 255
SUNDAY - 10TH JANUARY 1915:
Orders for the general discipline of the Ship were issued, and fire and boat stations were allotted to each member of the Force.
Owing to the heavy rain, Church Parade was abandoned.
Attached are copies of reports submitted relative to mines placed on the Kabakaul-Bitapaka Road prior to the arrival of our Forces in September last.
The undermentioned Medical Officers and Nurses were on board the S.S. "Morinda" for Rabaul:-
Captain J.F. Hayes.
do P.S. Parkinson.
Nurse F.M. McIntosh.
do I.C. McIntosh
do E. Henry.
do N. Gibbons.
P.M.O. reports upwards of twenty cases of Malaria on board. Large doses of quinine are being administered.
At midnight the ship had sailed 272 nautical miles - 322 miles since leaving Rabaul.
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