Item 02: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January 1915-31 December 1915 - Page 34
Jan. 16 Sat.
Went on leave ashore at 10.30 a.m. – Had watch mended – dinner at the Soldiers & Sailors' Home – Haircut at a French place - Went out to Ibrehimieh & visited Rev. Fry, Scout Secretary for Alexandra, found him very decent, took me along to see his boys, nice lot of fellows. There are British, Italian, Greek, & Jewish Scouts in Alexandria. – Got lost coming back to wharf, did tremendous lot of walking & at last reached destination – taken aboard quickly on an Egyptian boat at 5 p.m.
Heard that disembarkation of the Unit was to commence the following day. What rotten luck being dumped in Egypt instead of going on to Europe.