Sir Joseph John Talbot Hobbs personal diaries, Vol. I (25 April 1915 to 14 January 1916)
Jan. 7th. Went to Aust. Base Camp at Weymouth with Colonel Sir Newton Moore, K.C.M.S. Stayed night, inspected the camp & also the New Zealand one - much impressed with good work done by Sir Newton in organization & administration the camps: are not well sited & much difficulty would be experienced in training men in the winter time owing to water logged condition of ground. Over 100 Officers & nearly 2000 men waiting to go back. L. Col. Courtney C.B. Air Command returned to London, Sat. Jny 8th at 4/30 p.m. N.B. Noticed Horne, Sherwood, & good many other officers at Base Camp who could well be at the "front". I am more than ever impressed with the "Skrim Shanking" that is going on here, especially bad is it with some officers. Jan. 10th. Called to see Dr at Horseferry Road as I was feeling "seedy" they examined me & said I had "shingles" cause nervous exhaustion they prescribed for me. 128.