After a period at Sidi Bishr, near Alexandria, the Brigade receive news that they will be moving to Cairo in the next few days. This passage illustrates the preparations for this move.
Brigade Route march. News received that Division would proceed to CAIRO during next few days.
Normal Routine. Battalion on duty. Pioneer Sergeant sent to CAIRO with Brigade Advance party.
Brigade Church parade. 16 men arrived from Details Camp. D company reclothed and cleaned at MUSTAPHA.
Remainder of battalion reclothed. Definite orders for move to CAIRO received. 1 officer and 50 other ranks sent forward as advance party. Lt. J. A. Stanbrook to hospital.
Location: SIDI BISHR
Morning spent in striking tents and cleaning up camp. At 1pm Battalion paraded and proceeded by Route March to SIDI GABER Station where entrained for CAIRO. Arrived ABOU ELA Station about 11pm. 200 men required for unloading and loading up baggage. Remainder of Battalion proceeded by Route March to MENA.
Arrived camp about 3.30am. Battalion on duty, numerous fatigues and guards provided. No parades.
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