Margaret Duncan was a Post Office telegraphist who travelled to Kenya in 1918. She spent the first part of her journey on a hospital ship which was carrying sick and wounded Australians home. She wrote in her diary:

“I’ve made friends with some Anzacs minus legs or arms” and “I’ve got to know a Red Cross Nurse who sits next to me at meals.”

Billy Fowler, Ben Jones and Clarence Chick, pictured here with Margaret after the boat docked, had all been wounded in France. Nurse Sarah Gladys Cawood (bottom left) was returning to Cape Town after nursing South African soldiers who had been invalided to the UK.

BECC: Trotter collection 2001/090/2/2/1/2/9