The H.M.T. Haverford, during her previous life with the American Line - the men of
the 4th Division Artillery, & more importantly those of the 11th Field Artillery Brigade,
boarded her in Alexandria (below).
[Courtesy of First World War Journal]
[Will Sparkes' diary entry under the 31st May runs into a couple of
days - for clarity, it has been divided up over the coming entries]
[Courtesy of State Library of New South Wales - William Sparkes diary]
Embarked on H.M.T. "Haverford"
Thursday 1st June
Completed packing up. Handed over maps, camp etc. to Lord Exeter. Capt. Richards now to be Brigade Major. He accompanied me by midday train. Reached Alexandria in the evening the stayed the night at the Majestic Hotel.