Item 02: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January 1915-31 December 1915 - Page 31

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Jan. 13 Wed.
Arrived at Port Said at 1 a.m.
Up early and kept busy in office early part of morning.
2 sugar bags of mail sent ashore . – Natives very smart at coaling - French hydroplane flight watched with interest – one battleship, cruiser and gunboat and several destroyers in harbour.
Went ashore on leave at 11 a.m. and had a good look round returning to ship at 4 p.m.
Supposed to be 10 Air-planes stationed at Port Said – 3 seen in flight in evening on the lookout for hostile vessels on sea and Troops on land.
Weighed anchor & left for Alexandria at 5.30 p.m.
Egyptian coinage: Milliemes & Piastres. 10 mms. to a piastre. A piastre equals 2½d. Postage to Australia is: Letters 6 Mms. ; Postcards 5 Mms.

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