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Date: August 13th 1915
Mrs. Delaney
Mary McNaughton

Miss Mary McNaughton, cousin of Mrs. Wm. Delaney, who is with the Queen's Base Hospital on active service, has been ordered to the Dardanelles, Miss McNaughton has many friends here and in Port Hope who are interested in her welfare and wish her much success in her work as one of the many nursing sisters on active service. Miss McNaughton writes of her work as follows on July 29th:

Dear People:
Here I am back in London. Word came to-day that twenty of the Queen's unit were to leave at 2:15. We were all on duty and had to change all our clothes, pack everything and come to Boulogne to take the 4:30 boat to England. We did it, but believe me it was fierce. The greatest excitement of all is that we are booked for the Dardanelles, have to buy new clothes, white shoes, etc. I am surely seeing the world and life, but was heart broken to leave dear old No.1. General. We have all been very happy here. I wrote Billy to-day before we were sure of going and sent him some postcards.

We arrived in London about 9:30 and have just had dinner at the hotel. This place is some different from the one we struck last time in London.

We leave on the 31st for the Dardanelles (which may mean Egypt, Malta, or the dear knows where) and I do not know what route we will travel by. Send mail care of Matron Macdonald, Cecil Chambers, 86 Strand. She has changed her office I will try to get a note off to Flossie too.
Best love to everyone. I would love to see you to-night.
With best love.