Wednesday November 4 1914
We are now on the deep Indian Ocean. It is very much calmer today. We exercised the horses and went on 1.30 pm parade in marching order today. It is getting much hotter as we near the Equator. Most of us will camp on deck tonight. I went to a class given for the NCOs by Cpt Leslie.
[Courtesy of Australian War Memorial - P01122.004]
Usual routine duties during the day. Marching order inspection carried out. Much improvement. Station keeping better during day. Spent most of day on Bridge learning International Code Signalling and at night sent a long message to Major Bessell Browne on the "Medic". The "Katuna" reported she had lost 2 horses. So far ours are doing exceedingly well. The Horse decks are beautifully clean and well kept. Weather warming up.