Item 03: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January 1916-31 December 1916 - Page 139
I think I was the only Australian in Paris during my short stay and was of course of great interest where ever I went – one lady wanted to take me for a Spaniard – I have been an Italian, New Zealander & Canadian and also as an American as well. I only saw one Italian officer & two Russians in Paris although there were plenty of Belgians who now seem to be all over France.
On Friday 27th at midday – after reporting at the Brit. Mil. Police office, I took a
train taxi to the Gare du Nord and left Paris at 12.35, going through Beauvais and Alancourt to Le Trefort on the coast and then through Abbeville, Noyelle, Etaples & Boulogne to Wimereux where I arrived at 9 p.m. after a most interesting & enjoyable six days on leave in