A War Diary Transcribed dear reader ...

Many thanks to my Aunt for lending me the diary so that I could transcribe it.

My Aunt has had this diary for some time. It was within the pages of the family bible, which, I understand, had been held by my grandfather's sister Jessie Huntley.

It is not the original diary, but a typed and bound transcript. The whereabouts of the original diary are unknown.

The diary tells of the journey on the Miltiades, from Fremantle to Plymouth as a troop transport. The trip commenced on Monday 29th January 1917 and ended on March 26th.

John did not return from the war. He was KIA on 30 May 1918. He was my grandfather's brother.

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The pic at the top right and background of the page is the SS Miltiades.