Thursday, 24 March 2016
Wednesday, October 11, 1916
The long looked for day has arrived. At 2 o’clock this am we line up for our boat checks for overseas. At 5 a.m. we left Aldershot for Halifax arriveing [sic] at 8.15 a.m. Marched through Hollis and Barrington and then back to ship. Thousands of people disappointed because we did not get to the Commons. Spent a very quite [sic—quiet] night on board the Olympic.