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on again and we were soon on deck watching the beautiful scenery on both sides of us. The Anchor drops again at 9 & just opposite Netley Hospital. The Great Military Hospital where the corridors are a mile & a quarter in length. It is very much like the Walker Hsp on the Parramatta only on a larger scale.

The ship soon receives her orders & we soon find ourselves beside a wharf at Southampton.

At noon we lunch & on coming up on deck after everyone is all smiles & we are so excited "Were going to Brighton – were not going to be split up. And were going to look after our own boys – Could anything be more beautiful. I must away and don my things. We are to be on the Wharf in double file at 2.30. I don't think there'll be a party landing on their own.

6th We just slipped from the Karoola over to the Train opposite & it was nice & comfortable. Leaving at 4pm the first thing we pass is a Train full of Canadians & the din that they & our boys make together is deafening. Every man woman or child cheers & waves to us & we feel its just lovely of them to give us such a welcome. Green-green England. After all its nice to be here again. The clusters of mushrooms that we pass on the railway banks just

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