Item 03: Gordon Macrae diary, 20 January 1917-18 April 1918 - Page 24
Answered a couple of letters
Took some sick camels over to Railhead. In the afternoon took the sick camels with a line of coons to get washed
Was detailed orderly to day, but was relieved of my job by Sergeant Berry & reported back to my unit. Sgt Fitzgerald was detailed for duty at Moascar & left at 6 pm.
We were lined up in the afternoon & lectured by the doctor on diseases we are likely to encounter in Syria & means for their prevention. Mounted Regt orderly Sgt at night
Being orderly Sgt could not go to the races to be held today It was a big meeting & lasted all day. Australian Horses did very well
We were expecting to move out today & got ready for it However we didn't go.
Still in the same camp We are getting a bit impatient as orders are expected hourly to go. Other troops are in contact with the Turks in front & we don't know what it means Were lectured by the Squadron O.C.