receipted, there is nothing to do but wait until all troops are embarked. The second train load arrives about an hour after the first and are filed aboard in the same manner. Embarkation complete, the Group copy of London roll is ruled off with copy used at gangway and that finishes the administration of "Quota" "X" By No 3 Group Codford.
With the ship's Band playing "Goodbyee" the digger's Cooeeing and the occasional "Goodbye Choom" from neighbouring ships, the transport commences her long journey, with all her little incidents and tradgedies of a seven weeks voyage before her.
[Transcribed by Betty Smith for the State Library of New South Wales]