6th Battalion War Diary, January 1916

    6th Border Regiment War Diary Transcriptions (1915-1918)
The National Archives WO/95/4299 & WO/95/1817/1    
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Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information
The following brief entry covers a 5 week month partially written partially at the bottom of the previous December [1915] page and partially at the top of this January page.
The dates for this period: 20 Dec 1915 and 27 Jan 1916
IMBROS Dec 20th [1915] to Jan 27th
In camp at Imbros. Training. Serbian band. [two words illegible] 2nd Lt. [Ivison?] to hospital on 11th Jan. Following officers rejoined on 10th Jan from hospital Capts C.K. James. R.N. Carr. 2 Lt. K.A. Morris. January 10th Capt. K.M. Chance to be 2nd in Command Capt. C.K. James to be Adjutant. Capt. R.N. Carr took over command and [????ment} of B Coy. Vice Capt. Chance.
IMBROS 27/1/16
Embarked at 20.00 on board SS Brighton.
MUDROS 28/1/16
Left Imbros 11.00 arrived Mudros 15.30 and went straight on board SS Tunisian.
AT SEA 29/1/16
Left Mudros. Troops on board 6th Border, 6th Lincolnshire, 33rd Bde HQ and about 250 details.
At sea - calm weather - voyage very pleasant & much enjoyed by all.
At sea - calm weather - voyage very pleasant & much enjoyed by all.
The following brief entry (on the same page as above) covers the first three days of February 1916.
Arrived at Alexandria 14.00.
Disembarked last at 16.30 marched to [Rowlah?] station and came out by train to Sidi Bishr Arrived 21.00.
Arranging camp. 184 other ranks marched in. Officers 2 Lt. A Fulton from hospital. Lt Davies, 2 Lt Healy & Allured attached from Manchester Regt. 2 Lt. McCrae Royal Warwickshire Regt. also attached.
[not signed]

References / notes

  • National Archives Catalogue Reference: WO/95/4299
  • The transcription above is available under the National Archives Open Government Licence for public sector information.
  • War diary transcribed by P. Bramham.
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