Thursday: September 14th 1916: Euphrates River
I now come to record experiences more full of adventure and opportunity tha[n] the quiet life of camp and the petty expeditions against unresisting Arabs. The last few days have been busy and exciting. I have had no time to enter in my diary all the several incidents that occurred. But now, as I sit on the deck of the Sternwheeler, S.4, in charge of a sick convoy en route to Kurna, I take the opportunity of occupying my leisure in recording the more stirring experiences of the past few days.
After dinner, on the evening of Sunday the 10th September, our acting C.O., Major Harrington, produced secret orders to the effect that a Brigade Route march was to take place early the following morning in which our bat-