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August 2nd - Left Coventry for Rhyl Camp
August 3rd - Returned to Coventry
August 4th - Mobilized
August 5th - Left for Weymouth
August 9th - Left for Swindon
August 16th - Left Swindon
August 17th - Arrived Leyton
August 21st - Left Leyton on Truck
August 22nd - Dunstable
August 23rd - Hitchin
August 24th - Ware
August 25th - Epping
August 26th - Brentwood
August 28th - Arrived Stock
September 15th-18th - On Leave
September 25th - Left Stock for Chelmsford
September 25th - Arrived at Chelmsford
October 14th - Kings Review
October 16th - Left Chelmsford for Tiptree
October 16th - Arrived Tiptree
October 20th - Left Tiptree for Witham
November 30th - Left Witham for Chelsea
(Course of Instruction)
December 12th - Returned to Witham
March 22nd - Left Witham for France
March 23rd - Arrived Le Havre
March 24th - Left Le Havre - Rouen, St Omer, Calais, Boulogne, Cassil.
(The War Diary continues on the next page, where Sergeant Brookes arrives in the war zone)
Letters and editorial published in the Daily Mail give a first hand contemporary record of the Great War.