Monday 15th February 1915

Monday, February 15th, 2010

We received word today that we would after all move out to the trenches on Wednesday. We regret having to leave our comfortable quarters but it is unavoidable.  The only consolation is that if there is anything doing we stand a good chance of getting into it. The General today asked for a full report [...]

Friday 8th January 1915

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Battalion mobilized on Quez Road. Inspection by OC. Brigade. A cold windy day but no dust.

Saturday 12th December 1914

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

Brigade Parade. A short review by the G.O.C. Washing.

Sunday 6th December 1914

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

A quiet morning. A short Regimental Church Parade for Chaplain Major J.A. Luxford. Rest of day spent quietly in straightening up. Another 9 men ordered into Hospital. Rest of Battalion arrived about 5p.m. and have to bivouac for the night. The G.O.C. again visited our lines.

Saturday 5th December 1914

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

Our first day. Breakfast at coffee stall. Carry tents from station. Still no transport. Three or four carts obtained eventually. 14 men sent to hospital with influenza. R.A.M.C. provide us with waggons. Gen. Godley visits the camp site. By night we have tents erected and soon settle down. Kitchen’s going and firewood. Capt Rose reports in [...]

Friday 4th December 1914

Friday, December 4th, 2009

Fatigues finished cargo. 10.45. Orders received to entrain by 11.45. Great rush but entraining carried out. Departure postponed till 2p.m. Return to ship for lunch. Train left 2.15. 1 Coy Aust. & Engineers also Ruahine Coy. Major Cunningham in charge of train. Arrived Cairo at 8p.m. Changed trains. Great confusion of baggage owing to misinstruction given [...]

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 [...]

Monday August 24th 1914

Monday, August 24th, 2009

The Regiment in company with other troops in camp was inspected by the G.O.C. Major General Sir. A. Godley, who at the termination of the inspection addressed the troops in his usual tactful and impressive manner. The troops were fallen in on the lawn in front of the Grandstand and made a very fine appearance. [...]