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Allan1892

40th Remount Sqadron

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Allan1892

Looking at the service records of my cousin's great uncle, Robert Cook (RTS-5401). I can see that the 40th sailed from Avonmouth on the 24th February 1915, destination Alexandria. What I can't make out is the name of the ship. At first I thought that it was the Dunluce Castle but I have since read that this ship was used as a hospital ship later in 1915. Could it have been used as a troop ship beforehand? I have attached an image of the relevant page of his service record.

Dunluce Castle perhaps.png

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Maureene

This link http://www.bandcstaffregister.com/page146.html

says

In August 1914 she became a troopship and took part in the famous six ship Union-Castle convoy which brought 4000 troops to Europe. 

She was commissioned as a hospital ship for 755 patients on 6th July 1915.....

 

Cheers

Maureen

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Allan1892

Brilliant !!

Many thanks for this link, I haven't come across this site before but will keep it in mind for any future searches.

 

Best wishes,

Allan

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