Item 02: James William Dains diary, 25 June 1917-2 March 1918 - Page 112
service at 6 oclock.
Saturday. March 2.
Since my last entry we have covered many hundreds of miles & are now in Capetown
The trip was uneventful except that a severe epidimic of Gastric Influenza broke out & about 75% of the Officers were down with it.
We had some trouble with the young lads who are being returned to Australia under age. They attempted to breach a hatch & even to attempt to take charge of things generally but they were dealt with very severely and the ringleaders punished & the rest soon