Item 10: General William Holmes diary, 23 August 1914-22 February 1915 - Page 328
MONDAY - 18TH JANUARY 1915:
The Troops reported themselves at Victoria Barracks at 8-0 a.m. in readiness to be paid off and discharged. The District Pay-master, after some considerable time, informed Colonel Watson that the men could not be paid off until they were furnished with their discharge certificates. These certificates were immediately made out but at 5-0 p.m. the Pay-master had not made the necessary arrangements to pay the men. They were, therefore, directed to report themselves again to-morrow morning.
The Brigadier sent a telegram to the State Governor, Sir Gerald Strickland, thanking him on behalf of the Officers, Non-commissioned Officers and men for message of welcome received on Saturday.
The Brigadier also visited the Lord Mayor of Sydney.
The cases of Entomological specimens (8 in number), addressed to the Minister for Defence and mentioned in diary of yesterday's date have been delivered at the Ordnance Department.
The Patients who returned to Sydney per S.S. "Eastern" and were admitted to Hospital, are making satisfactory progress.