Item 03: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January 1916-31 December 1916 - Page 14
Old Cairo itself – all of which he appeared to know a fair amount about.
Patients are being rapidly evacuated from the palace & there now only remain about 250; several of the wards having been closed down. The question on everyone's lips is now "where are we going?"
Feb 26" - Satur.
A Hospital train runs daily from Cairo to Ismailia picking up on the return journey patients from ismailia, Moascar & Tel-el-Kolin. The train is staffed by No.2 G.H. personnel & to-day I went down with them (as a passenger). Spent a very pleasant day – most of it on the train which is splendidly fitted up for patients & staff (especially the latter). Ismailia is 116 miles from Cairo & a very