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Thursday, 18 August 1921

This officer joined the H.M.A.S. Berrima on 18th August, 1914, and producedthe. following, statement : - Lieutenant - Commander Cayley, Garden Island, 15th August, 1914.. "The Naval Board has approved of Captain Strasburg's services being utilized onboard H.M.A.S Berrima. Hewill receive a commission as acting lieutenant, R.N.R."

No communication whatever was. received from the Naval Board direct regarding this officer. He subsequently having asked me what rate of pay hewould receive, I conferred with Commander Stevenson on the subject,, who agreed to my. promising Acting Lieutenant Strasburg £25 per month, plus pilotage whilst serving in the Berrima.

From the date the Berrima returned to Syd-. ney - 4th October; 1914 - Lieutenant Strasburg was employed under the Administration, but hasbeen retained on the books of the naval section of the Expeditionary Force: (Sgd:) A. T. B. Liversay.

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