Item 02: Leslie William Sutherland diary, 1 January-13 December 1916 - Page 37
March 9, 1916 Thursday
Hopped out at 5.30
Scrubbed my horse this morning & was Orderly Corporal so had to look after the defaulters.
The last aeroplane left us this morning & are now established at Assuit.
Weather is getting frightfully warm & no money to ease our thirst although Burns has gone for the Head Qrs.
Went down the town after tea with Perce Bates had a feed then came home at ten & turned in.
March 10, 1916 Friday
Revielle at 5.30
Started to break camp at 9 all the last of the aerodrome stuff was taken down to the station, ours was taken during the afternoon & evening & as we had been paid early in the day the drivers had no difficulty in getting drunk in fact nearly all the troop were sprokked.
I was baggage guard & had to put the night in on the station where what with mosquitos & lice I had quite a lively time.
Went up the town before turning in for supper & had a splendid time & feed. Said goodbye to Kamel who is thinking of coming down to Assuit with us.
Bed at 9.30.