Item 01: John Duncan McRae diary, 5 October-11 December 1917 - Page 18
"Annie's Room" and which is situate between the ceiling of our bed-room and the floor of the next deck up.
We are right against a port-hole up there and Allen cleans his teeth by letting his tooth-brush out on a string into the ocean etc.
Our room is two stories down in the foremost hold and has full accommodation for about 240 or 250 men and all within it make up a very happy and fairly contented company.
As the hours of this, our first Sunday on board, went past, we continually imagined to ourselves what our people would be doing,