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”