6th Battalion War Diary, January 1916

  6th Border Regiment War Diary Transcriptions (1915-1917)
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Place Date Hour Summary of Events
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.W. 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.
30/1/16
At sea - calm weather - voyage very pleasant & much enjoyed by all.
31/1/16
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.
ALEXANDRIA
1/2/16
Arrived at Alexandria 14.00.
2/2/16
Disembarked last at 16.30 marched to [Rowlah?] station and came out by train to Sidi Bishr Arrived 21.00.
SIDI BISHR
3/2/16
Arranging camp. 184 other ranks marched in. Officers 2 Lt. A Fulton from hospital. Lt Davies, 2 Lt Healy & [All???] attached from Manchester Regt. 2 Lt. McCreer Royal Warwickshire Regt. also attached.


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References / notes[edit]

  • 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.