9 August 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]

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.

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