[Friday 12 May 1916]
40 20 miles East of Kantara.
Very Hot & camped on the desert where the Yeomanry were cut up recently-
Flies bad, but after my spell at Court Martial & Cairo I am quite satisfied to buck in [indecipherable] assistant DAQME if you know what that is- A at Divisional H.Q. Deputy Assistant Quarter Master General- Temporarily Sounds important ??
Search lights from ships passing along Suez Canal beam across the Desert & a Military Train carries a search light also.
Nothing but Sand dunes & desolation, no cultivation no Egyptians only Arabs