Item 03: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January 1916-31 December 1916 - Page 19
by the Q.M. & most of the men are now sleeping on the ground. I have managed to secure a cane palm bed which keeps one off the ground but it is none the less hard without its mattress. On Wednesday afternoon I visited Nos. 1 & 3 Gen. Hospitals at Heliopolis & Abbassia respectively. These two suburbs of Cairo are both full of Hospitals – British & Colonial. On Thursday two of us spent the day in a journey to the Pyramid of Sakkara. By train to Bedrashin & then 6 miles on donkeys through the ancient city of Memphis to the tombs of Sakkara. The return trip to Bedrashin was made through the fertile fields, past a cemetery & through a busy native village.
11" March Sat.
There is now a scarcity of Egyptian