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Remembered Today:

Trasfers through Alexandria to Bombay

Jane Canadian

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Hi there

My grandfather was in the RASC, attached to the 3rd m.m.g.s. which left France in 1917 to travel to India.

Here is an excert from a war diary describes their progress

They embarked from Marseilles on SS Manitou on 27 November and arrived Alexandria on 8 December. Then to Port Suez on 13 December and sailed for Bombay (on SS Ishangic???) on Xmas Day 1917

I am looking for information on how they travelled to Port Suez - on the SS Ishangic ?( I have been looking for the name of this ship without success)

Any information about the conditions and life in Alexandria and Port Suez for troops in transition?

Many thanks


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