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Date: December 28th 1916

Dec. 28 - Landed at London and Great Western dock at 6 a.m. The band boys were just off and they played the "Maple Leaf" and "0 Canada" while the balance of the troops disembarked. Our draft of 100 men entrained at 8 a.m. along with the 211th Battalion for Witley Camp, Surrey County, England. We went the way of Birmingham, stopping at the depot for half an hour while the ladies supplied us with tea and sandwiches. Most everybody was happy to realize that we were at last in Old England. As we traveled through the rural sections the hedges and tidy, well kept farms were very noticeable. We detrained at Milford station about 6 p.m. and marched with full packs through the dark and a steady rain to Camp Witley, a distance of four miles. There we were soon placed in huts and fast asleep, travel weary.