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April 1916
19 continued marched through the city, & after visiting the barracks, returned to the ship by 6 P.M. after 6 hours ashore
20th The other half were allowed ashore this morning for a few hours. The 'Star of Victoria" which left on the 2nd of April arrived here this morning about 9.30 am & moored dropped anchor astearn of us. The "Asterley" which was in port when we arrived left early this morning with mails for Sydney Australia. We were expected to leave at 1 P.M. but did not clear the port until about 4.P.M. As we got outside the pilot steamer raced after us with about 20 men who were nearly lost their passage. About 20 more (all infantry) were left behind & treated as deserters.

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