Archive for October, 2009

Saturday 31st October 1914

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

We remained all day anchored in the stream. The H.M.S. Sydney and Melbourne were with the Australian fleet and passed us on several occasions. They are handy looking cruisers and have a reputation for great speed. A change in ship’s staff Col. Johnston to command troops,  Major Temperley Adjt.

Friday 30th October 1914

Friday, October 30th, 2009

We pulled out from the wharf at daylight and anchored in the stream. The heat was very noticeable and especially anchored in the stream.

Thursday 29th October 1914

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

A route march round the famous drive. One of the prettiest walks we have been and home through Albany town. This was the first time we had seen Australian shrubs and the difference from New Zealand was very marked. Two of our men were put ashore. Remnant and Galvin both medically unfit.

Wednesday 28th October 1914

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

We arrived at Albany at midday. There we found the Australians, their large convoy of transports presenting a very fine sight. The ship tied up at the wharf and the company were sent ashore for a short march under Capt Cameron. Major Cunningham proceeding to one of the other ships for a Board of enquiry.

Tuesday 27th October 1914

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Nothing to record. The heat is increasing.

Monday 26th October 1914

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Our first burial at sea. Pvt Gilchrist of the Ruapehu. A very impressive sight. All transports stopped Ruapehu in centre.

Sunday 25th October 1914

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

Church parade and no work. Sundays at sea make one very lazy.

Saturday 24th October 1914

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

An ordinary day at sea cleaning and washing.

Friday 23rd October 1914

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

We remained at Hobart until midday and then pulled out into the stream. We were out at sea at dark and once more well on our way to Europe as we thought.

Thursday 22nd October 1914

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

In the morning we had a route march of all the troops off the ships that came in. It was frightfully hot although one enjoyed immensely being off the ship and stretching ones legs. The country round Hobart is very picturesque and pretty and the inhabitants were more than hospitable. They treated the men to [...]