Item 03: Sydney B. Young war diary, 15 October 1916-14 April 1917 - Page 41
which took the Canadian troops across, and the "Asturias", a big P & O boat, which
when she came to Sydney was the biggest that ever came through Sydney Heads. She
was top-heavy and had to have one deck removed. She is now utilised as a Hospital
Ship and is to leave for East Africa.
Our transport was a 5000 ton boat the "Caesarea" and on her the battalion sailed for
France at 6 p.m.
Out in the bay we could see the lights of the mammoth liner "Aquitania" one of the
largest, in fact the