The diary records details of Gunner W.M. Harrison's journey to Nowshera in India to take up amilitary post. The journey took him from Newcastle-upon-Tyne via Plymouth. Cape Town, Durban, Bombayand Delhi. It is not daily record but more of a narrative journal that may have been writtencontemporaneously, or subsequent to the journey. The narrative briefly describes the sights that hesees and the troop movements of which he was part. There are a few short essays written in thenotebook concerning the threat of being killed by animals and famine in India.
The diary contains two loose items. One is a printed card entitled 'Rules to be observed byBritish Troops travelling in India, during the summer months by rail' and offering health advice. Itwas printed by the Quartermaster General's Office in India in 1916. The second loose item is anundated newspaper cutting about the heat in Basra, India.