After a short visit to Melbourne (2 days) and meeting with some local ladies
(could also be relations?), one day in Adelaide and five hours in
Fremantle. The 5th of March sees the troopers
crossing the equator and welcoming Neptune on board. Reaching Colombo on the 7th of March
The pictures above shows their arrival in Colombo. The bottom left
picture is of interest as it shows the men jam packed on a barge.
Could you get any more men on board? A street in Colombo. The last picture
says Suez 2/4/17. We Know that the 21st Reinforcements also
stopped at Bombay and stayed eight days there and trans-shipped from
the RMS Morea to the SS Mashobra. , sailing for Suez and arriving
there on the 2/4/17. There does not seem to be any photos of their
stay in Bombay.