Item 02: Henry Frederick Wallace Tucker diary, 1 January - 31 December 1916 - Page 91
Thursday 6 April 1916
The New Zealanders from Ismaila are to arrived in Camp tomorrow & camp near us, thus bringing together most of the Anzac Mounted Division.
We are busy erecting tents & generally getting Camp in order. There are Mess Sheds for Men & Sgts., besides abundance of Water for all.
The officers have formed a Regimental Mess & have secured the Big tent of the Sgts. Major Bruxner is president & Lieu. Walker is Secretary.
Friday 7 April 1916
The N. Zealanders arrived in Camp from Ismaila about 10 a.m. They left the Canal at 4-30 a.m., bringing with them their String Band.
Regiment on parade.
I left for Cairo in connection with Officers Orders, for general supplies. Arriving in Cairo at 5 p.m. & went out to Maadi to see Said, arranged to meet Him tomorrow at 8-30 a.m.
Saturday 8 April 1916
Very Busy in Cairo all Day purchasing & Booking stuff through to Salhia. Met Major White at National & received £15 to complete the Buying. Said Saweda assisted in getting Stove & cooking utensils. Spent in all £70. Went to Kursaal & stayed at "Anzac" Hostel the night.
[The following paragraph crossed through.] Met Major White at Station at 5 p.m. & took Him to see Dr. Losty. Lieu. Chisholm also in town at Shepards.
Major White, Lieu. Chisholm & I had Lunch at Zazazar on our way to Cairo. Major White took us to a leading Hotel & ordered quite a variety of Dishes. The waiter had to bring our requirements from another restaurant further up the street.