Item 03: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January 1916-31 December 1916 - Page 128
the fact that the smooth running of the hospital must not be interfered with. I have been bombarded with questions from morning to night – all concerning leave of course. It is the one & only topic of conversation. I was forgetting to mention that I also had to find out to which railway station in the United Kingdom each man wished to go to and also try & arrange for pals to go together. At any rate, I shall be glad when the whole of this leave business is over.
Yesterday was the second anniversary of my enlistment in the A.I.F. – 6 weeks in camp in Australia, 8 weeks on a transport, 14 months in Egypt, 6 ½ months in France. How time has passed.
Am trying to get 5 days leave