Departure of Albany's Troops 1914

Albany Advertiser, September 2, 1914

Sixteen of the 20 men accepted in Albany for service in the extra 300 men required for the Expeditionary Force left for the camp by Sunday night's train. The men, a fine healthy and well set up lot, assembled at the drill all at 5.30, where they were addressed by the Mayor. The squad then formed up and headed by the Albany Band, marched to the station. The streets were lined with residents, while at the station yard there was a huge crowd eager to get a last glimpse of those who had volunteered for service at the front.

As the train pulled out, the crowd cheered and the band, played 'Auld Lang Syne. Among the number was an ex-member of the Grenadier Guards, in addition to a recently discharged private of the Royal Scots Regiment. The send-off accorded the troops was equal to that given to the first contingent, which left Albany a fortnight ago.