Item 02: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January 1915-31 December 1915 - Page 257
Aug. 29 Sun.
St. Sgt. Statt took a service this morning at Light Horse Camp, Mahdi & got the use of the Colonel's splendid Crossley motor car to get there. Sgt. Middleton & I went with him (for the run only) & it was fine. Did the 16 miles (there & back) in 52 minutes. Arrived back at Gezira just in time for breakfast.
Paid a visit to the Armenian Scouts in the afternoon – their S.M. has gone to the Dardanelles as an interpreter to the British Forces.
Attended the evening service at All Saints & then went into the Esbekieh Gardens where the fine brass band of 27th Australian Infantry were playing – Great crowd of people of all nationalities were present.