Item 03: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January 1916-31 December 1916 - Page 22
Wednesday 15" March
On Monday afternoon we received orders to evacuate Gleyinch[?] Palace at 10 o'clock & go into camp in the grounds of the Sporting Club, Heliopolis. This was successfully carried out next day, a fatigue party & store guard of 30 men being left behind.
We are now in tents on the desert inside the sporting Club boundaries & living more under active service conditions than in the Palace. I don't mind the change at all as it is a pretty healthy sort of existence to lead. The nurses are doing duty in the Sporting Club (No 3 Aus. Hosp. A.I.F.) but No. 2 GH itself is simply a unit in-camp awaiting orders for a move – perhaps to France.