Apr. 15 – 3 yrs. to-day the loss of the Titanic. First issue of Bully Beef & whole meal biscuits. 1 1/3 tin Bully & 7 Biscuits per man 24 hrs. Tea twice a day. Still lying in Bay. Figs (dried on strings) & Turkish Delight main delicacies. Dearth of oranges – buying lemons to eat now.
16 – Whole Brigade went ashore in boats towed by naval tugs, 5 & 6 boat loads to a tug 230 men. Attack & Defence – counted 81 transports in harbor. Bully Beef – biscuits – cheese & 3 lbs Jam per section issued. Bathing parade – some got sea-eggs in their feet. Sleeping below since some brute trod on my nose. No brandy & Champagne (fizz) in sight but one chap went out to