Transcription of 1914 Diary
Harry's 1914 diary was used primarily as an address book. Journal entries start in the latter part of the year. The dates link to the relevant pages in the diary.
Left Wpg. 7 P.M. for Valcartier. On Train overnight.
Left Pt. Arthur 7 A.M. On Train all day. Bought Bear $20.
Left North Bay. Orderly Officer of Day. [illegible]
Arrived in Camp at 7 A.M. Valcartier.
In Camp Valcartier. Orderly Officer of Day.
Packing up ready to leave for Quebec.
Left Valcartier Camp 6 A.M. At Quebec Exhibit Grounds around 2:30 P.M. same date
Standing by all day awaiting orders to embark. Did not embark until 10 P.M. Monday. Raining all day.
Left Quebec Docks up the River. 5 P.M. embark on this date.
Anchored in the Bay with other liners. Shot 6 horses.
Same as Tues. anchored Gas Bay.
Same as Wed. anchored Gas Bay.
Anchored Gas Bay.
Left Gase Bay enroute for England.
On Board Ship
On Board Ship. Feeling Tough.
Arrived in England.
In dock all day.
Left Manitou for Salisbury at 7. Left [illegible].
Arrived at Salisbury 10 A.M.
At Salisbury Plain
At Salisbury. Hdqrs staff arrived.
Took Winnie to zoo. London.
Left London back to Salisbury.
Left [illegible] for Lark Hill arrived at 1 o'clock
Went to Dance Salisbury
Went to Salisbury returned same date.
Note on transcriptions
The transcriptions of the diaries attempt to be a faithful representation of Harry Colebourn's writings. His spellings, idiosyncratic captialization and place names have been retained. Any speculations about the words being transcribed have been placed in square brackets.