30 January 1917

Extract from the diary of Pte James Arthur Railton, 8th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment [Pte Railton was from Wallasey and was called up in October 1916 and sent to Mesopotamia]

[On ship en route to Mesopotamia, near Cape Town]

After grand round medical inspection and then lecture on the danger of diseases in India and

Mesopotamia and how to avoid them. Slept same place (forehead hatch).

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