Pike Report GEA – Appendix G

APPENDIX G1
No L230/17
Union Labour Headquarters, Dar-es-Salaam

To: Surgeon-General Pike, AMS
Dar-es-Salaam

Returning herewith Lieut-Colonel Manifold’s report. With reference to certain statements made by him and underlined in Part II thereof I beg to submit the following:-
1. Arrangements regarding evacuation
Lieut-Colonel Manifold states “I was not consulted in this matter.”
Personally I did not consult Lieut-Colonel Manifold not was I aware that he had not been advised by the Post Commandant, Major Eustace, from whom I and others concerned received all instuctions as to what arrangements would require to be made for the transference of these natives to Kisiwani.
2. Two hundred natives from Animal Transport Depot without rations or water for the journey
Captain Robertson, OC Transport, who was responsible in this instance admitted he had misunderstood the instructions re rations.
All arrangements for the supply of food and water to these men were made by myself and Captain Dunbar, DADS&T and not by Lieut-Colonel Manifold or the OC Section. Please refer to my Diary. (27 and 18 March)
3. No Officer of Union Labour present
Vide my Diary (28 March), which shows that I was present from 5.30 p.m. on the 28th to 1 a.m. on the 29th when I went to my camp returning again at 5 a.m.
My Serjt-Major slept near the Hospital and turned the natives out for embarkation at 4 a.m. next morning.
4. The two Natives referred as being found were the balance remaining on shore when embarkation was stopped for the night. As soon as Lieut-Colonel Manifold shewed me the tents I could use the natives were taken in. Please refer again to my Diary (28 March) on this matter.
5. No officer from the Union Labour Depot present when natives embarked on Morning of 29th.
Under entry, 29 March of my Diary, to which please refer, I have recorded exactly what occurred on the morning in question.
TE Liefeldt, Major
Controller Union Labour, EAEF

APPENDIX G2
COPY OF TELEGRAM TO OFFICER COMMANDING G SECTION, KILWA

dated 1 December 1917
No DSM/60/17 Reference Aragon incident did you notify SMO Kilwa as regards evacuation Union labourers by road and dhow in time to permit him to arrange for medical examination of all being sent.
From – Pike, Surgeon-General

COPY OF TELEGRAM FROM OFFICER COMMANDING G SECTION, KILWA
dated 2 December 1917
To: Surgeon-General Pike, AMS, Dar-es-Salaam
No G380. In reply to number 60/17 method of transport was arranged by Major Liefeldt SMO and self previous to arrival of Aragon.

COPY OF TELEGRAM TO OFFICER COMMANDING G SECTION, KILWA
dated 3 December 1917
DSM/60/17. In reply to number G380 you have not answered question in my 60/17. Please do so.
From – Pike, Surgeon-General

COPY OF TELEGRAM FROM OFFICER COMMANDING G SECTION, KILWA
dated 3 December 1917
To: Surgeon-General Pike, AMS, Dar-es-Salaam
G385. In reply to number 60/17 no notification of date of evacuation was sent by me to SMO. Evacuation would not have started here till notice of sailing of Aragon from Dar-es-Salaam was received.

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