Dec. 12 to 15 - On train bound for Halifax, N.S. The trip was uneventful. Had a few route marches at different points along the line when we had to stop for an hour or so. One soldier deserted but was captured later and returned to battalion at St. Catherines. On arrival at Halifax we immediately went aboard the large (47,000 ton) S.S. "Olympic" of the White Star Line. At 7 p.m. Dec 15th we were safely stored on the great ship in the aft part five decks down.