Item 03: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January 1916-31 December 1916 - Page 15
place town right on the edge of the "bitter lakes". Food supplied on the train at breakfast, morning tea, dinner & afternoon tea was very good & the train staff seem to have a pretty easy time; most of the heavy work being done by men from the Indian Army from a couple of whom I endeavoured to pick up some Hindustani.
There are now only 100 patients remaining in the Hospital. It has practically been decided that we are to evacuate Gleyinch[?] Palace in a few days & move to the Sporting Club, Heliopolis now occupied by No.3 Aux. Hosp., A.I.F.
March 3rd Friday
Yesterday saw the first of the "khamsoon" the hot dusty winds that blow from the desert on & off for 50