1st RDF War Diary Mar 1916 - transcript

1 Mar Darb-el-Haj Battalion holding front line and working on same.

2 Mar Darb-el-Haj Battalion holding front line and working on same.

3 Mar Darb-el-Haj Battalion relieved on front line by 2nd Royal Fusiliers and moved back to El Kubri during severe sand storm. Bivouaced by Canal.

4 Mar El Kubri Battalion moved back to Suez Camp.

5 Mar to 10 Mar, Suez. Training and preparation to move to unknown destination.

11 Mar Suez Entrained in two parties at 20.30 and 22.30 respectively and travelled straight through to Alexandria Docks

12 Mar Alexandria Arrived at Alexandria at daybreak and embarked forthwith on transport Minominee, but did not put to sea until the following morning.

13 Mar Alexandria Left Alexandria for France (port unknown), roll showing personel attached

14 Mar to 19 Mar At Sea Traveling on zig zag course towards southern France.

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1st Royal Dublin Fusiliers at Gallipoli