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ON BOARD THE TRANSPORT.

LEMNOS ISLAND. Mr J S. Priest, of Chorlton, has received no reply to bis cables of enquiry as to Lieut. Priest's progsopa in hospital. On Saturday, a letter dame to bis family from him. He had left Egypt on April 30 and arrived at Lernnos on May 3. The letter was written on board the troopship Satatura, end was dated May 4th • —

"Arrive - last night ratuer late in the even ink, and me now waiting tit! we get orders to EO on snm where else. As we appronched I couM not n lp nottcing how the Peninsula hills Lemnos looked, find it made roe see. mnoh morf' at home. It wag quite a pleas ure to see : ometbing green after sand and sun. The island seems very fertile, but not used for gruziog. All the land seemed under of same sort, even on the hillsides. All the eto3es had been colleotod in neaps for walls, end the lawns used for gardens and crops Have not been able to ccc anything yet at all except just in the vilages. The inhabitants are apparently a community people, There are no detached houses, and all the eople ap pear to be collected into the villages seem to be only grown in the villages, Th> y are very piotureeque, as the bouses are white or brown with bright red roofs The land is under constant cultivation, and there are plenty of windmills about. Have i been able to get ashore with my camera. Would have some pretty snapshots if I could.

Wodnesday.—Nothing fresh at all. The only things we oan sea are several torpedo boats travelling backwards and forwards. There are some Australians on board our troopship who tell us the same story of the landing on April 25th

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ON BOARD THE TRANSPORT., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3474, 13 July 1915

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ON BOARD THE TRANSPORT. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3474, 13 July 1915

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