Archive for September, 2009

Wednesday 30th September 1914

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Marched to Miramar. Short company drills and march back again.

Tuesday 29th September 1914

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

The Regiment went for a march round Oriental Bay. The men of the other ships being mighty glad to stretch their legs.

Monday 28th September 1914

Monday, September 28th, 2009

The company paraded for a short time on the wharf where platoon work was carried out. During the day the other troopships came in. Capt Watson was taken to Hospital and operated on for appendicitis. Case No.2.

Sunday 27th September 1914

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

Church parade and general leave. A day in Wellington when most of us expected to be at sea and most unwell. However that no doubt is still to come. The other transports still remain in the stream.

Saturday 26th September 1914

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

We proceeded to Trentham by the 9 a.m. train and had a most instructive day on the Range. The mounted troops on Board were ordered to be disembarked and to proceed to various camps first thing next week. The other transports still remain in the stream and we thanked the Gods that we were on [...]

Friday 25th September 1914

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Still at the wharf. After breakfast we learnt definitely that we were not to sail for a fortnight at last[sic] owing to lack of a convoy or other Admiralty reasons. We remained all day at the wharf. No work was done. It was arranged that we should proceed to Trentham next day for a days [...]

Thursday 24th September 1914

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

We fully expected to sail at 10 a.m. This hour passed and then 4 o’clock was mentioned, this passed and leave was allowed up to 10 p.m. Finally we heard that we should not move till the morning. Of course no parades were attempted.

Wednesday 23rd September 1914

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

This day was spent in settling the men into their quarters, making arrangements for running messes, and generally in routine work. Leave was granted. In the afternoon a Brigade parade was held at Newtown Park, when the Premier and other prominent men said farewell to the troops. It was a most impressive scene. The proceedings [...]

Tuesday 22nd September 1914

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Reveille 4 a.m. A cold sharp morning but in view of our departure everything and everbody[sic] was soon on the move. Breakfast was soon over, luggage packed and away to the station and the spare time was devoted to cleaning camp, which was left as spic and span as it had always been kept. Our [...]

Monday 21st September 1914

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Advance Guard despatched to Wellington. Company parades.  Everyone hard at work packing up. Definite orders for intraining[sic] received. We start for Wellington tomorrow.