Friday, February 12, 1915
On Board H.M. Transport “Australind,” (Captain Sidney Angell)
The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “Weather very bad, furious gales, most of officers and men seasick.” 
THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY: “After lying all day [February 11th] and all night in dock at Avonmouth, the Australind, escorted by destroyers, sailed early on the morning of February 12th. The weather was fine at first and, after a short inspection by Lieut.-Col. W.W. Burland, those men not on duty were allowed to sleep, rest, or amuse themselves as they saw fit. Towards night a wind sprang up…” 
 War Diary, 14th Canadian Battalion, The Royal Montreal Regiment, Feb 12, 1915. Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/e/e044/e001089693.jpg
 R.C. Featherstonhaugh, The Royal Montreal Regiment 14th Battalion C.E.F. 1914-1925, Montreal, The Gazette, Printing Co., Ltd., 1927, pg. 25..