Item 02: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January 1915-31 December 1915 - Page 240
Aug. 12 Thu.
Bairam Day which is Egyptian Christmas Day.
Notified to-day that big rush of wounded was expected & ordered to transfer as many as possible of our present patients to Mena Convalescent Depot. First batch of 110 – all stretched cases, arrived in the ambulances about 4 p.m. & were followed by more wounded – the last lot arriving about midnight. Altogether nearly 450 came in as our share. There had been heavy fighting on the peninsula with many casualties.
A number of Turkish prisoners arrived in Cairo.