Item 03: Gordon Macrae diary, 20 January 1917-18 April 1918 - Page 111
& give the mess committee the money. I think we could do much better.
Was fairly busy all the morning getting out orders etc. In the afternoon got a decent book & had a read. The weather is very close & hot.
Went to the Races at Heliopolis in the afternoon. I picked the winners of the first 2 races & did fairly well up to the last race. Had a good afternoons sport. It wasn't a backers day as very few of the favourites did any good at all. Saw Bob Thorne at the Races & he came into town with me, He is at the cavalry school. Saw Frank Grant of Bellingen after dinner in the street & had a yarn to him. He is also at the School of Instruction.
Half the staff got the morning off & many of them went to Alexandria. I elected to work & will have next Sunday off. An English mail was in this morning, but got nothing out of it. Am expecting a parcel. Ella