Monday, 14 December 2015

162nd Brigade on its Way to Egypt

Tuesday 14th December 1915: the second half of 162nd Infantry Brigade, including the 1st/5th is now embarking on RMS Alaunia(1) which, it is understood, will sail for Alexandria in Egypt this afternoon. The journey is expected to take around five days.

Source: X550/6/8

(1)RMS Alaunia was a Cunard ocean liner, launched in 1913. She would strike a mine on 19th October 1916 off Hastings and eventually sink with the loss of two crew.

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