Item 02: Charles Hargreaves diary, 6 February 1916-23 March 1918 - Page 6
Arrived back in Cairo from the Western Frontier Expedition on Feb 6/16 and were stationed at Zeitoun Camp near Heliopolis which is the big training camp for the New Aust. & N.Z. troops, had a very quiet easy time with plenty of leave to visit my old friends the Sabbaghs & Hachem (Syrian Families) whom I met last year.
It was an open secret that the 1st & 2nd Divs. were bound for France & a month
later after reaching Cairo we left for Alexandria where we met the other 3 companies of the Div Train who had also been up on the Western Frontier.
We were camped near Sidi Bishr Camp about 8 miles from the centre of the city close along the sea shore. We had our