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Date: December 12th 1916

Dec. 12 - Called on a draft of 100 men of the Battalion to prepare for overseas at once. Left barrack at 5 p.m., after a picture had been taken of the whole battalion and also the draft, and a farewell address by our Col. The battalion and band escorted us to the station where most of the citizens had gathered. We entrained at 6:30 p.m. after another farewell address by the Mayor. It was all very amusing.