In the Old Country

September 30, 1940

September 1st – At Sea (Sunday)

Weather rainy & foggy all day except early morning. At least 5 freighters were sighted before 9am. At nightfall fog became heavier. Expect more difficulty in keeping formation during night. Clocks advanced 40 min[ute]s.

September 2nd – At Sea (Monday)

Rain & fog all day. Three freighters passed through the convoy & at least one has a near collision with the Oronsay. One past to starboard & the other to port of us within about 30 yards. They just seemed to suddenly loom up alongside of us out of the fog. I watched from 20.00 – 23.00 hrs for the escort of destroyers from Britain but saw nothing as fog & darkness closed in. I stayed on deck, depite wet, wearing my travel coat, for most of the day.

September 3rd – At Sea (Tuesday)

Weather cold & foggy. Escrt of at least 6 destroyers caught up with us at noon. Considerable wreckage & oil on surface- mostly logs. Bomber met us at 20.00 & flew very low-about level with A deck. At dusk depth charges went off to port of us on two occasions. Several of our destroyers were seen rushing to one place. It is likely that two sub[marine]s were sunk. At 22.00 hrs, red light flashed from starboard point & also many white lights indicating land. We were steering due east at 23.00 hrs & turned about five points to the south at 24.00 hrs. Fog cleared about 20.00 hrs. The lights were directional signals on the Northern coast of Ireland. A petty officer on board the Revenge died & was buried at sea.

September 4th – Firth of Clyde & River Clyde & at Gourock Harbour (Wed)

First saw land in the Firth of Clyde – Little Cumbrae & Great Cumbrae on Starboard & Isle of Bute on Port at 06.00 hrs. Drifting fog clung to tops of green hills & rolled in pretty treed valeys. Dropped anchor at 08.45 hrs at Gourock Harbour. Told that R.C.O.C. to proceed to Borden, 10 miles south of Aldershot on 5th after lunch. Struck with number of ships of all sizes and kinds anchored here. Felt most thankful for safe journey & extremely calm sea. Heard that Admiralty officially announced that our escort sunk the two subs mentioned in log for 4th. Saw first balloon barage [sic] when we drew into Gourock. Some troops from Georgic & nurses too disembarked this afternoon. Raining in evening.

September 5th – Gourock & on Train

We left for Gourock dock at 10.30 instead of leaving Scythia after lunch as originally announced. The Tender Geo V docked after taking a load from the Oronsay & Scythia. We waited almost an 11/2 hr at the Oronsay for men to board.

I first put foot on Scottish soil at Gourock at 13.12 hrs Sept 5/40. On train B3 at 15.00 hrs & left at 15.15 hrs. We passed through Glasgow & stopped at Edinburgh at 18.20 hrs. Had lunch provided by army at station platform & left at 18.30 (bun [?] sandwitches [sic] of ham & sausage with large mug of tea & cookies & chocolate bars). Crossed border into England at about 21.00 hrs at Berwick on Tweed. Pulled into Newcastle on Tyne at 10.20 just as air-raid alarm sounded. Train stayed awhile and then slowly moved out. Whole train in complete black out.

September 6th – On Train & at Borden (Friday)

Air-raid lasted until 02.20 hours – duration of 4 hours. Our boys on orderly officer duty saw a German bomber brought down. Sky was bright with search lights & numerous parachute flares, the later [sic] often number six or seven at one place at one time. Passed through York, Leicester, Ipswich, Banbury, Oxford & Aldershot and arrived at Borden at 12.30 hrs. Marched to Quebec barracks & about to have lunch when air raid warning sounded at 13.15 hrs & lasted until 13.45 hrs. We had lunch at 14.00 hrs which was first meal since we had had breakfast on Scythia at 08.00 hrs the day before. Sent (a cable) telegram to Renie at 4.00 pm or 16.00 hrs “whole convoy arrived safely – love – Denney“. Cost 2s 6d. Air Raid alarm at 21.00 hrs. (we received temporary Identification slips).

September 7th – Borden (Sat)

Saw paymaster & received 4[pounds]. Had pictures for identification card taken after lunch at mess for 1/6. Visited Borden village & bought air mail paper. Saw three large bomb craters. Chap[man] & I went to see Les & found he was at Nottingham for a visit but we met a L[ieutenan]t from Regina in same depot (M.T. Noole [?]) . The word “Cromwell” passed round at 22.00 hrs. We were up all night standing by to repel parachute troops or other form of invasion. Received cape A[nti] G[as] & Rem [?] Rifle with ammunition 50 rounds. Air raid warning 01.00 hrs to 05.00 hrs. 3 bombs about 5 miles away.

September 9th – Borden (Mon)

I was orderly officer for the day. Saw M[edical] O[fficer] for presription for military glasses at 09.00. Made appointment to go to Bramshot for eye exam on Friday at 09.00 hrs to leave Borden at 08.00 hrs. Revolver practice in morning but only six rounds – hit target twice. Rifle drill in afternoon. Air raid warning at 5.40 -6.20. Another at 9.00 to 4.00am. Stayed with men until 10.00. Slept in clothes as I must run to barracks with men if Jerry starts laying eggs.

September 10th – Borden (Tue)

Rifle ranges in the morning. Joined defence posts with Major Perry in afternoon. Purchased air-mattress for 2/1 from “Alkit” representative to be delivered in two days from Alsershot. Air raid warning from 4.50pm to 5.35pm. Another from 8.30pm to 4am. Hair cut from Can[adian?] barber in camp for 1s.

September 11th – Borden (Wed)

Visited M[otor] T[ransport] depot in morning. Air raid warning 10.50 to 11.20. Went to Southampton in afternoon but air raid prevented us from seeing the General Motors plant. Went to Portsmouth after having tea in S[outhampton]. Ran into an air raid on way & another in P[ortsmouth]. Saw a balloon in flames. McArthur & Moore went on 5 days leave. Brown & I to go on 16th.

September 12th – Borden (Thur)

P.A.D. [?] lecture in morning. Gen[eral] McNaughton lecture in afternoon. No air raid alarms. Have to carry A[nti] G[as] cape from now on. Received air mattress – which seems fine.

September 13th – Purley (Fri)

Went to Bramshot in morning for eye exam. Given 5 days leave starting at 12.00 hrs today. Left for Aldershot for glasses. Found man in charge of glasses dep[artmen]t out. Took bus to Guildford & changed from there to London Transport bus which landed me north end of Purley Road. Phoned Uncle Alan who picked me up at Lex garage & informed that bus should have taken me to West-Croydon. Arrived at Aunty Thirza’s at 8.00pm. Met Raymond. Had cold supper & retired at 12.30. Heavy gun fire from A[nti] A[ircraft] guns. Many planes overhead. Slept very well. 5 air raid alarms.

September 14th – Purley (Sat)

Visited Uncle Syd & Aunt Elsie, then Girlie & Paddy Webster, her husband. Their child Colin, very fine boy of 3 years. Girlie very nervous-stays in shelter or house whole time. Went to Croydon in afternoon & bough [sic] underwear (15s[hillings]) & a shirt (11/6). Visited Gran & Grandpa and Auntie Winnie at 8 Woodstock Road, Carshalton at 4.00. All very well. Gran very bright but Grandpa rather struck on his ailments but ate well & seemed in good health. Winnie just getting over ‘flu. Uncle Cecil did not get back from London before I left for Lucas’s. Six alarms during day.Very heavy gun fire in night but slept well.

September 15th – Purley (Sun)

Went to church at Wallington[?] at 11.00. Air raid cut service short. Syd & Elsie there. Walked about beautiful Purley model village & dance [?] with Aunty Thirza in afternoon. Went to Church in Croydon with Alan & Raymond at 6.00pm. Arrived back at 27 Furze Lane [Croydon] just as 2nd alarm of day sounded. Retired at 12.00. Extremely heavy gun fire & bombing during night. 185 German planes brought down. Ton aerial torpedo (unexploded) removed from side of St. Pauls. When exploded in Hackney Marshes made 100 f[oo]t crater.

4 alarms.

September 16th – Purley (Mon)

Visited London. Due to raids could only buy railway ticket to Balham. From there Raymond, Lucas & I walked to an underground & finding flood gates closed could only buy ticket to south end of London Bridge where we alighted & walked over to North side. The whole journey of about 15 miles took us 21/4 hrs 11.00am to 1.15. Walked around & saw considerable bomb damage right at north end of London bridge. Saw St. Paul’s & hole where engineers had removed one ton aerial time torpedo had been removed [sic] before it exploded. Had tea for 5/6. Walked to Buckingham Palace & Westminster area & saw damage which was worse at South side of Westminster Bridge where St Thomas’ Hospital was practically demolished. Decided to start home at 4.30 & had to walk to London Bridge as all buses & taxis were crowded. Stood in line over mile long waiting to get into Underground for 1 hour. Saw many people with blankets etc. on platform staying the night in tubes to escape air-raids. Stood up in Underground all way to Balham. Waited long time for train to Purley. Finally got one when 35 people were crowded inour compartment. landed at Purley with raid in progress & heavy gun fire. Flattened on ground when we heard bombs whistling to earth – fell far away. Got back to Auntie Thirza’s at 9.15 after taking 43/4 hours. 185 planes shot down in 5 raids.

September 17th – Purley (Tue)

Golfed with Uncle Alan in morning. Very beautiful course. Visited Winnie & old folks in afternoon. Then went to Reggie’s at about 7.00pm. Met his wife, Peta (Mabel) & her mother, Mrs Evans. Discovered that they are related to the Chris Holmes’ family. Air raid on so waited but finally started out to walk to Purley using sketch map made by Peta. Gun fire & bombing heavy. Forgot tin hat which I much needed as shell splinters fell round quite heavily. Took 55 minutes to walk to Purley. Peta’s map very good. Arrived at Lucas’s at 12.15pm. 4 alarms to-day.

September 18th – Borden (Wed)

Left Lucas’ in Uncle’s car at 8.15am. Arrived in London at 9.00. Caught coach bus to Farnham at 9.15. Changed to Borden bus there. Met a school master on bus, Mr Halls who promised to get me some information re Education at London University. Arrived in Borden at 11.40 – 1hr 55 minutes which was much better than going up. One raid on while I left London & only one more in Borden during day.

September 19th – Borden (Thu)

New Stand-to order from 6am to 7.3o which means arisinag at about 5.30. Only one alarm during day. Our laundry not back on time as time bombs are supposed to be lying near it. Anglo-American LAundry in London. Gave lecture on Supply and Demand in War to 5 new recruits from 4.30 to 5.00. Copied letter which I wrote to Renie on board Scythia each day using airmail paper and leaving out any names etc.Rained a little during day and very heavily in the late hours of the evening.

 

September 20th – Borden (Fri)

I was Company orderly officer. Lieut[enant] Grandjean 2nd i[n]/c[harge] of General Company to be away for about 2 weeks. Major Perry O[fficer] C[ommanding] general Company asked me to take over for g[randjean] for period of latters absence. Brown returned from leave & attached to M[otor] T[ransport] Depot where Chapman is already attached. No air raid alarms today.

September 21st – Borden (Sat)

McKinnon left for 7 days leave to Scotland. Weather raining. Only one short alarm in evening. Party at Officers Mess – nurses & civilian women present. One alarm 7.30pm to 1.30 in morning.

September 22nd – Borden (Sun)

Not in bed until 2am after party. Missed breakfast. 24 officers arrived – 5 for R.C.O.C. Four short raid & one long one still in progress.

September 23rd – Borden (Mon)

Worked in orderly room. 5 new R.C.O.C. officers, L[ieutenan]ts Hubbs, Slater, Way, Cannon, Forbery taken on strength Gen[eral] Co[mpany]. Quartered these gentlemen in Portman Cottage No. 2 – front room. 4 alarms during night.

September 24th – Borden (Tue)

Worked in Gen[eral] Co[mpany] – orderly room. Campbell, B.A. to check stock & accounting with Grandjean in all Q[uarter] M[aster] Stores in camp – will take several weeks. 3 alarms during night.

September 25th – Borden (Wed)

Officially made acting adjutant General Company of the No.1 G[eneral] H[olding] U[nit]. Went to Aldershot re glasses-had prescription filled for 2 pairs issue glasses & paid 9 s[hillings] extra to have curved lenses in one pair. Long night alarm 8.30 to 5.30am next morning. R[oyal] A[ir] F[orce] bombed Berlin for 5 hrs (11.00 to 04.00). Heat on in orderly room.

September 26th – Borden (Thu)

Gen[eral] Co[mpany] stood to from 6-7am. Had first frost-hoar frost on ground in morning. Weather pleasant for rest of day. The hot water system made the orderly room very comfortable. Yesterday I found that Major (Harry) Murray is in Lille camp at Aldershot. Four alarms (one all night). Second Frost in morning.

September 27th – Borden (Fri)

Three alarms. Letter from Uncle Stan in Wales (Pembroke). Weather fine. MacKinnon returned from leave.

September 28th – Borden (Sat)

Weather fine. Four alarms (one all night). Last group of O.O’s [Ordnance Officers?] to arrive posted to-day. Went [to] Garrison Theatre & saw vaudeville. Had to show identification pass for 1st time on entering our gate. 1st flotilla of the 50 American destroyers from U[nited] S[tates] to Britain arrived.

September 29th – Borden (Sun)

O.M.Es warned for transfer to No 2 Army Field Workshop. Saw peculiar light on gas works – told M[a]j[or] Frost who saw nothing serious in the affair. 2 alarms. Heavy bombing in east at night but no alarm when this was on.

September 30th – Borden (Mon)

O.M.E’s left for Army Field Workshop No. 2 (Dave Campbell, Hastings, McArthur, Moore, Sentence[?], Quance, Smith). Posted 4th air mail letter to Renie but still no mail from Canada. 2 alarms & night bombing with no alarm.


Off to England

August 31, 1940

August 2nd – Kingston

Bert Campbell & Cha[rle]s Chapman boarded & both passed.

August 3rd – Kingston

Don McNiven, M[ember of] P[arliament] for Regina was in Kingston – Renie & I visited him in La Salle Hotel.

August 10th – Kingston

Brown, McKinnon & I were warned for overseas draft.

August 12th – Kingston

Seven O.M.E.’s [?] warned for overseas draft and boarded same day. McArthur, Quarce [?], Sentence [?], Smith passed but Hastings, Moore & D. A. Campbell failed & had to study & pass again. Brown, McKinnion [?] & I were boarded and all passed. I was told confidentially that I passed with a mark well over A or 80%. Thus the three of us became full lieutenants.

August 15th – Kingston

Pay parade.

August 16th – Kingston

Clothes allowance $150.

August 17th – Kingston

I was warned for move overseas to take effect at 21.00 h[ou]rs on 19th.

August 18th – Kingston (Sunday)

Packed trunck [sic] – (Renie did it) for overseas.

August 19th – Kingston (Mon[day])

Bought Renie Wedgewood brooch. Entrained at 22.00 hrs. Renie gave me beautiful travel clock just as I left. Renie & all ladies were very brave – no tears except Bobbie Chapman. R.C.O.C. had 12 Off[icers] & 24 men.

August 20th – On train to Halifax

Route march at Riviere du Loup for 20 minutes. I had charge of car No 2. Route march at Campbellton in afternoon. I had charge of Car 2 again. Found a civilian on train but he said he was some sort of electrical inspector so Col[onel] Laurie, Corps Signals, in charge of train, let him off.

August 21st – Halifax (Wed)

Arrived in Halifax at 08.40 hrs. Board HMT Scythia (Cunard) Pier 27 at 09.45 hrs. Chapman, Hastings & I in cabin A53. I had single outside bed. Hastings had bunk over Chapman. Campbell, Brown, McKinnon and I at table 16 in dining salon. Lunch was our first meal aboard ship. My bath overflowed & flooded the hall and other cabins also. All dug in & helped to clean up. I bought a round of drinks for 9/6.

August 22nd – Halifax (Thurs)

Route march – 9.30-12.00.

August 23rd – Halifax (Fri)

1st orders and 1st boat Drill.

August 24th – Halifax (Sat)

Another route march in city. While men were in Y.M.C.A., I & other officers did a little shopping. I bought running shoes & papers. 17 freighters & 1 aux[iliary] cruiser left port in line. [Convoy HX.68]

August 25th – Halifax (Sunday)

Pulled out of docks to Bedford Basin.

August 26th – Halifax (Mon)

Wrote 2 letters to Irene, Nos 6 & 7. Last one, 7, because we heard mail would be collected at 7.00am on 27th.

August 27th – Halifax & on sea (Tues)

Capt[ain] of ship addressed officers on abandoning ship etc. Left Bedford Basin at 12.15, passed submarine boom at 13.00 hrs & last saw land at 16.00 hrs. Scythia, Georgic, Empress of Australia, Oronsay, Pasteur & Dutchess [sic] of York, with two destroyers & battleship Revenge in convoy. Planes stayed with us until nearly sundown. Sea calm & ship very steady. Saw a freighter on N[orth] horizon. [This is convoy TC7]

August 28th – At Sea (About South of Cape Rose) (Wed)

Only one destroyer & the Battleship Revenge visible, convoying us. Bombing planes were with us flew very low back & forth over surface of sea. During the night the Empress of Australia had engine trouble and fell behind but caught up at dawn. The weather was very fine, except for a few showers. All ships in complete blackout after 20.00 hrs. Taught first lesson in P[hysical] T[raining] to R.C.O.C. draft – 2 men absent due to sea sickness. A number of O.M.E.’s have machine gun posts on deck. Brown was ships orderly officer & remained up all nght. Clocks are moved ahead 40 minutes per day at 23.40. The convoy is travelling at about 15 knots in a zigzag course (made 320 miles 1st day). We, the Scythia, remain in centre, I suppose because we have planes aboard, 3 of which are uncrated bombers. We are also supposed to have steel rails & explosives aboard. Ship is quite steady but throb of machinery is felt everywhere. Saw a small sailing vessel on W[est] horizon.

August 29th – At Sea (Thurs)

We made 360 miles the second 24 hrs at sea. Weather fine, few showers. Gave P.T. to men at 10.00 hrs. Saw porpoises. no planes with us today. Had action station & boat drill. All lights on board turned off from engine room, thus we see need for flash lights. We carry them all the time as we do our lifejackets. Sea very blue – in Gulfstream now. Very little sign of seasickness today. I have not had the slightest discomfort myself. Nearly all our draft (24 men) are “broke”, so with no pay until we land, we came to their rescue by each officer (R.C.O.C. 12 in all) giving 2 shillings to buy smokes for them. This evening lightning was seen ahead & as I write this the ship rolling somewhat more than usual. Clocks moved ahead another 40 minutes.

August 30th – At Sea (Fri)

Weather fine but more swell & wind than previously hence more roll & pitch to old Scythia. Made approx 365 miles in 3rd 24 hrs at sea. This morning we were out of our place in the convoy & found that we had got to the north of the convoy during the night. We are supposed to have 15,000 men on the 6 ships which with their cargoes are valued at $100,000,000. Clocks moved ahead another 40 min[ute]s. Chapman was ships orderly officer.

August 31st – At Sea (Sat)

Weather fairest yet, especially in morning. Sea beautiful & calm but quite a swell. Several signals from the Revenge gave orders for A[nti] A[ircraft] practice from the Empress of Australia. She fired some smoke shells high into the air & then fired at the smoke patch with machine guns which fired with trip hammer speed. This was done on three occasions. I don’t know why the Empress was the only boat of the 6 troop ships to have this drill. About 6.15pm a series of blasts from the Revenge’s siren was the signal for a complete reversal of our course. In fact for about 15 minutes we sailed due west & then turning north we finally fell into our N[orth] E[ast] route. At 10 pm or 22.00 hrs the sunset was still visible in the North West so we must be much further N[orth] than many of us suppose. About 8pm we sighted a sailing ship on the northern horizon, which with the freighter on first day & sailing vessel on second day makes only 3 ships which have been visible & these were only just visible. Judging from our speed we must be several hundred miles past the mid point of our journey. It is generally considered that we shall arrive in Glasgow some time on wednesday next. Discovered the Revenge to be carrying 15″ guns, 8 of them, which is very comforting indeed when one nears the danger zone. In future we must wear (or rather carry) our respirators at all times as well as our life belts. Clocks advanced another 40 min[ute]s.


Kingston – Getting jabbed and crammed.

July 31, 1940

July 1st – Kingston

Practical test in infantry training. Major Taylor said confidentially that Walker & I were the best.

 July 2nd – Kingston

Exam in military Law.

July 3rd – Kingston

Exam in map reading.

July 4th – Kingston

Exam in anti-gas training.

July 5th – Kingston

Route march to Eastview. Appeared in orders – 2/Lt. R.C.O.C.

July 6th – Kingston

Irene & Bobby with Chapman family arrived in Kingston on 2.30 train.

July 8th – Kingston

Started ordnance training under Corp[oral] Milligan.

July 9th – Kingston

Went to Barryfield ranges for rifle & Bren Gun.

July 12th – Kingston

1st test in Ordnance. Made 831/2% ([Corporal] Milligan’s test).

July 13th – Kingston

Les Burton, Williamson & Buttrell were given send off party.

July 14th – Kingston

Les & party left Kingston under Williamson at 1.30am.

July 15th – Kingston

Pay parade. Don Ketcheson left to take post in Regina. Capt[ain] Norris [?] back from hospital started his ordnance lectures.

July 19th – Kingston

Visited No 3 Ordnance depot at Kingston. 2nd Ordnance exam 84%.

July 20th – [Kingston]

A.T.T. 2

July 25th [or 20th?] – Kingston

L[ieutenan]t Moutier married. I was on guard of honor which formed arch of swords.

July 26th – Kingston

Attended Col[onel] Davey’s lecture at Vimy barracks 8.30pm.

July 29th – Kingston

Bert Campbell & Chapman warned for overseas draft.

July 31st – Kingston

Pay parade – 1st tax deduction.


Basic Training in Kingston

June 30, 1940

June 1st-4th – Kingston

Documentation etc.

June 4th-7th – Kingston

Anti-gas training

June 8th – Kingston

Inoculation T.A.B. 1

A.T.T. 1

Vaccination.

June 10th – Kingston

Started infantry training. Italy in War-some windows smashed in Kingston by soldiers.

June 11th – Kingston

Gloves stolen. Later (2 weeks) recovered at police station.

June 14th – Kingston

Pay parade.

June 15th – Kingston

T.A.B. 2

June 16th – Kingston

Bert [?] & Brown & I went to Ottawa with Capt[ain] Veitch.

June 17th – Kingston

France quits. Mrs Campbell arrived from Regina with children.

June 20th – Kingston

Route March to Kingston Mills. Lunch on road. Cold & rainy. About 16 miles all told.

June 21st – Kingston

Bren Gun Instruction started.

June 22nd – Kingston

T.A.B. 3

June 26th – Kingston

Lectures in military Law from Major Taylor. Miniature range in evening.

June 27th – Kingston

Strated map reading.

June 28th – Kingston

Pay parade.


I Must Do My Part

May 31, 1940

May 23rd – Regina

Empire Day – phoned armouries re enlistment. War situation looked very serious. German Panzer troops broke through to channel ports. Decided that I must do my part. So when I phoned armouries I made appointment to see Major Thomson next day. (Major T[homson] in charge of officer personnel).

May 24th – Regina

Interviewed Harry (Major Murray) before seeing Major Thomson. He advised to take whatever was open – mentioned ordnance as needing officers. Saw [Major] Thomson accepted 2/L[ieutenant] R[oyal] C[anadian] O[rdnance] C[orps]. Passed medical with category A. Notified Sup[erintenden]t G. McDonald of Regina P[ublic] S[chool] Board that I had enlisted. He made arrangements to get in touch with Mr. Armstrong to take my place as principal of Lakeview School.

May 25th – Regina

Played my last game of golf for the season at Boggy Creek with Ken McKay & Charlie Hill.

May 26th – Regina

Result of X-Ray at Grey Nuns Hospital [image] OK.

May 27th – Regina

Taken on strength of R.C.O.C. To go to the T[raining] C[entre] [?] at Kingston. Teachers, janitors & pupils of Lakeview School presented me with an Oyster Lipton-Rolex wrist watch before whole school assembled in auditorium. Armstrong arrived in evening.

May 28th – Regina

Purchased battle-dress by getting marked cheque in favour of Receiver General of Canada. Renie [wife, Irene] worked very hard to get my clothes together. Measured for service dress at Eatons. 1st pay parade. School Board paid me 2 weeks extra ($125). Board promised to pay my superannuation & maintain my seniority.

May 29th – Regina

Left Regina at 8.40am. Most of my pupils in Grade VIII & seven teachers, as well as Sup[erintenden]t McDonald, Dr J. D. Denney, Doris Corristine, many of my former pupils, and Renie, Billy & Bobby were at the Depot to see me off. Reg Rideout took some snaps. Chapman & Campbell on same train.

May 30th – On train

[No entry]

May 31st – Kingston

Arrived at Kingston at 2.30pm. Met at Depot by Capt[ain] Dennison & L[ieutenan]t Moutier [?]. Quartered at 247 Brock Street.