Item 02: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January 1915-31 December 1915 - Page 364
Dec. 16 Thu.
Fighting continued on Egypt's western frontier. On 13th inst. British Troops came into contact with force of 1200 Arabs with guns & machine guns, 24 miles west of Marsa Matrouh. The enemy were driven off with considerable losses.
No.1 Gen. Hosp., A.A.M.C. played No. 2 G.H. rugby football on Gezira Sporting Club grounds in the afternoon & we were beaten 9 to 3.
In the evening attended a Y.M.C.A. Bazaar at Connaught House. Very decent.