Hezekiah Scovil Porter WW I Diary Transcription continued

The following is the next installment of the transcription of Hezekiah Scovil Porter’s diary of his time in the army until his death at Chateau Thierry on July 22, 1918. Again there is one from the beginning of the book and one from 100 years ago today.

Original is in black, annotations in red, horizontal lines indicate page breaks.

 


(Left Connecticut for Canada)

Oct. 10th Wednesday

Arrived at Montreal about 6 A.M. at docks.  Boarded boat by 7:00 A.M.  got 3rd class quarters – Rotten -.  Set sail about 10 o’clock.  Up St. Lawrence R.  Pretty scenery.  Poor grub.  Arrived in Quebec about 8 P.M.  Took on some Servians. (Servian is an archaic word for Serbian.)  Saw rats around bunks when went to bed.

 


(Still in France)

Sunday Feb. 10th

Detrained at about 4 A.M. at Braisne. Unloaded our Fords etc.  Had breakfast + started out in Flivers. Ate dinner at a town all shot to pieces. Continued in afternoon thru wrecked towns + landed at CheVregny. Town completely wrecked – not a house left.  I Live in barracks – some in dugouts. Got a better sleep.

 


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