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).