The 1916 war diary of 2nd Lieut. Dick Willis Fleming


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24 February 1916

Posted by Dick on February 24, 1916
Left Leicester at 9 a.m. with 20 men to go overseas and join up with the battery who sailed last Friday. Sailed from Avonmouth at 10 p.m. in the "Karoa", 850 men on board mostly A.S.C. and artillery, 330 mules, and motor transport etc.

Been snowing all day so is pretty cold. Nearly all the crew on board are blacks, mostly Indians. Gieve waistcoat handy all ready for emergencies.

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