Item 02: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January 1915-31 December 1915 - Page 211
July 12 Mon.
Went into Cairo in the afternoon & made some purchases – walked back to Gezira through Kasr-el-Nil.
Mena House is to be opened up as a Convalescent Depot to-morrow & to-day 3 Medical Officers, 5 Nurses, a dozen orderlies & a clerk were detailed from our Unit to staff the place – Major Grey in charge (N.B. Not one seems to be terribly anxious to get back to Mena).