Left Kantara and arrived at Railhead and thence to Anzac Depot.
During the journey by train from Kantara to Railhead we had quite an amusing experience. The train left at midnight (or rather part of it) but unfortunately on starting two trucks became loose and about 100 yards further on nine more fell off. This was unknown to the driver until we got half way.
On starting again, two more got loose, one of which I was in and the remainder of the train went on, the driver quite unconscious of this third mishap.
However after waiting some considerable time an engine came back and towed us into Railhead at dawn. The distance was only 20 miles.
(part of diary used to light fire)
J. A. Graham
"Kantara train station. One of a series of photographs relating to an unknown Australian serviceman who undertook motorcycle duties with a signal squadron in Egypt and possibly Palestine during the First World War. The photographs were found in the wall cavity of a residential house in Byrnes Street, Botany, Sydney when it was demolished in the early 1970s." (SOURCE photo and caption: Australian War Memorial. https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P08997.005)
Jack Graham, ANZAC soldier, kept a diary from 1914-1918. Here it is, blogged 100 years later to the day....