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.

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