A PitIochry man with the London Scottish described his experiences in France:
When we left Havre six signallers of whom I was one, were detailed to go with three companies to a certain base which I may not name. We travelled in what we were told was fourth class - covered in horse boxes. We had entrained about 7 pm, reaching our destination the following morning at 10.30. It was by no means a fast journey, and although we were not too comfortable we managed to get some sleep.