Item 01: Dudley V. Walford diary, 23 September 1914 - 13 August 1916 - Page 130
There were seven ships in our convoy. Each ship left Devonport at the dead of night independently, and [indecipherable] was escorted by an British Torpedo Destroyer.
After two days sailing the destroyers departed from each ship, and the next evening the seven transports concentrated at a given point where they were escorted the rest of the journey by an armoured transport fitted with ten 4.7 guns [amendment 8.6 inch guns]. The food on board is quite delicious, the deck space allotted to the men is ample, and the general comfort is highly satisfactory.