Item 03: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January 1916-31 December 1916 - Page 38
Units on the lines of communication throughout France, inspected No. 2 G.H. to-day.
The cold wind that has been troubling us for the past week or more has disappeared & the past two days have been absolutely perfect, while the sea is as smooth as glass –the
sun glowing sunset over the water in the evening being very pretty.
Great consternation caused through the Unit. In Egypt no man was allowed to draw more than 2/- per day in pay but in France it has been reduced to a maximum of 15 francs a fortnight (about 9d a day) for Privates and double for Sergeants.
Monday 1st May 1916:-
The value of the Franc varies from time to time & the rate of exchange is fixed each