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]
Arrived Bombay about 8.30. Went straight on board Transport Ellanga and sailed before noon.
Awful accommodation and no hammocks. Rather rough at night and men lying all about like pigs.