Item 03: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January 1916-31 December 1916 - Page 23

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Sunday 26th March
Am writing this on the Mediterranean 3 hours out from Alexandria, making (it is almost certain for Marseilles.
We remained under canvas at Heliopolis for 10 days – a pleasant & healthy ten days too. The loading of our equipment & stores commenced on Friday morning & was completed next day. The Unit consisting of 25 Officers, 119 nurses,190 N.C.O's & men left Cairo main Station by special train at 9.45 a.m. on the Saturday arriving at Alexandria 3 hours later. Everyone was embarked immediately on the British Hospital ship "Braemar Castle" & getting on board of the stores commenced. Everything being O.K. at 11.30 this morning & we are now off.
Besides our personnel of 334 of all

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