Item 02: Henry Frederick Wallace Tucker diary, 1 January - 31 December 1916 - Page 165
Sunday 13 August 1916
Went to Hospital, saw Col. who is progressing well.
Billy Rock improving.
Serg. Johnson very low.
Saw Mrs. Chisholm at Hospital. She comes regularly to cheer up the wounded, bringing papers etc. as well as all the Spicy news available.
Monday 14 August 1916
Went to Shepards for Parcels for Lieu. Chisholm.
Left for Romani by 11 a.m. Train. Arrived in Camp at 10 p.m.
Found all well, but weary after the long Stunt.
Major Bruxner took charge after the Colonel got wounded, & confesses that His arduous duties were almost too much. The Enemy did considerable damage at Bir el Abd with their Heavy Guns, & knocked out many valuable Horses.
Tuesday 15 August 1916
In Camp all Day fixing up Mail & Kit Bags for wounded.
Regiment returned from Bir el Abd yesterday.
Ridgway received wounds to-day from Cartridges exploding in Incinator. This careless habit of throwing all rubbish in the fire without examination should be stopped as anyone attending there is liable to get killed or seriously wounded.
Wednesday 16 August 1916
I left Rail Head at 6 a.m. with Mail & Kit Bags for wounded men.
Arrived Hospital 3-30 p.m.
Col. Fuller Better.
Delivered mail to men.
Received letters from Home.
Sultan's Mother Died & Buried to-day. Funeral at Cairo. This Funeral was a sight to behold & all Cairo turned out to witness the procession.