Thursday 13 March 1919
Embarked men at Kantara & sailed at 3 p.m., leaving the wife behind at Port Said to come on in Derbyshire. I leave her luggage with me or most of it.
Weather Hot & boat crowded altho' we have 6 Red X nurses on board, my wife was not allowed to come. The 2 Regts. 1st & 2nd are on Board with Gen. Cox as O.C. Transport. 52 Officers & 1032 or. ranks on a boat built to carry about 400 passengers. However, everyone is glad to say Goodbye to Egypt. I got all my Stores safely into the hold & find I share a Cabin with 2 other Majors. Of course as Gen. Cox is here we have a Band!!!