Sunday April 6 1941
Farewell Burnham 630 hours.
3 Train loads to Lyttelton 1300 troops.
Left Lyttelton 0830 hrs – Wahine
Voyage excellent slept all day Mon tired
Sighted escorts off Wellington Heads
2 Australian ships Hobart &
Transports Mauretania, Nieuw Amsterdam
Approx 36,000 tons each.
Disembarked Wahine embarked Mauretania
Cabin 6A – 3 Smiths, 2 Sillars, 1 Smallie
Was amazed at the luxury of the ship.
Great appointments excellent conveniences.
Excellent meals opposite to Burnham.
Had a good look around ship and got lost several times then retired to bed.
Infantry A.S.C Machine Gun
Medical Corp Signals Mauretania
Ordinance Division Cavalry Artillery Engineers