Item 02: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January 1915-31 December 1915 - Page 305
Oct. 18 Mon.
5 Orderlies going with some patients to Suez to-morrow & returning the following day. Thinking that Suez air might be a change after that of Cairo I managed to get my name down as one of the 5 to leave first thing next morning. Suffered an extremely unpleasant shock when I found later in the evening (at the eleventh Hour, as it were) that my name had been taken off & another chap put on by the O.C. – Finish Suez trip – Better luck next time.