On this day …….. 29th of June 1918

A group of boys ruefully returned to their homes in Wangaratta after spending 10 days in detention in Melbourne. They were members of the local Cadet Company. Thirteen of them had been ordered to Swan Island, Queenschiff, Victoria, for ten days discipline. The boys complained that the beds were hard and the tucker was scarce. One boy had his hair cropped as an extra punishment. Their crime was failing to attend a specified number of drill parades.