guard in the rain all night & day & consequently got drenched to the skin & it was terribly cold rain. We were relieved at 4 P.M. on April 5th when it was still raining.
Stayed in camp all day.
Getting prepared for our departure. down at the wharf loading horses on barges to be carried to the transports.
Went aboard the Malda which is worse than the Ionian on account of her being smaller & also because we have all the transport horses on our boat. We were kept busy all day loading her with stores etc. & worked till late at night.
Still out in the bay at anchor & still loading with stores etc. Appointed sweeper today.
Issued with Iron ration & a further 150 rounds of ammunition making the total 200 rounds. Still at anchor in the bay received pay.
D & C companies went ashore to practice disembarking.