Item 02: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January 1915-31 December 1915 - Page 301
Oct. 14 Thu.
Paid a visit to the Armenian School at Boulac – The pupils are all taught English, French & Arabic. There is no doubt that English is rapidly taking the place of French in Egypt.
Went in to Cairo to the Australian Intermediate Base. Sharia Shawarbi Pasha to trace the whereabouts of a chap, which I was successful in doing – Seem to be a kind of detective.
The 5 orderlies who left on the "Kyarra" (1st load of returning wounded) 4 months ago returned this afternoon by "Ballarat". How about going back to Australia, Bruce, to eat your Christmas Dinner at home?