Item 02: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January 1915-31 December 1915 - Page 233
Aug. 5 Thu.
Great linguistic possibilities in Egypt. This evening I was talking to an Armenian refugee from Constantinople & while I was with him he spoke in English, Arabic, Armenian, French & Italian. He is a boy of 16 or 17 & belongs to the Armenian Boy Scouts of Cairo. He lived for many years in Russia.
Mena Convalescent Depot from to-day is an altogether separate Unit from us. Major Grey is O.C. & 2 other Officers and 8 Nurses as well as men have been detached from No. 2 G.H. to constitute the personnel.