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


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17 March 1916

Posted by Dick on March 17, 1916
Very hot. I went up into the town in the morning to change some money for pay. Payed the men out at eleven o'clock.

I had orders from head-quarters at Alexandria about midday that we were to entrain for Port Said at 11:30 pm and join our units. We packed up during the afternoon, then had a special train to Sidi Gaba station. There were about 300 men and 60 officers to go by the train, so we were packed like herrings. The train left at 12:45 and we are going to do our best for 40 winks.

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