Item 03: Sydney B. Young war diary, 15 October 1916-14 April 1917 - Page 40

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left Larkhill Camp and marched to Amesbury in the dark, through mud up to our ankles
with full pack, blankets, 150 rounds of ammunition and rifle, the whole weighing nearly
120 lbs. We only had 2 spells of 2 or 3 minutes each so were pretty well done up when
we got to the station. The train left at 10 to 8 and arrived at Southampton at 10.20, the
latter part of the journey being by the sea. We rested in the station shed for the
remainder of the day At the wharf beside the sheds lay the African Princess

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