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S.S. Corsican – Sept. 26th 1916

SS Corsican berth card

SS Corsican berth assignment card

On September 26, 1916 the 136th (Durham) and 140th (St. John’s Tigers) Battalions of the Canadian Expeditionary Force set sail for England.  This little card (2.5″ x 4.25″), kept as a souvenir of the voyage, assigned this soldier to berth 2 in room 201 on board the S.S. Corscian.

The soldier wrote on the back of this card:

“From September 26, 1916 to October 5th, 1916. About 900 men and officiers 136th and 140th Battns. Corsican, Lapland, Leuconia, Southland, H.M.C. Roxborough”

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