2 February 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]

Still rather rough and wind and bit cold. Boxing contest on A deck. Aft this afternoon. Happy to get a good speck and enjoyed the afternoon very much. At evening service. Expect to arrive at Cape Town Monday morning, Slept below.

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