Item 03: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January 1916-31 December 1916 - Page 5
January 7" (Fri)
Several days ago I put an Advert. in the "Egyptian Gazette" for a teacher in French & Arabic. I received several replies & decided on Mlle. DeLongrais – 2 lessons per week – P.T. 100 for 12 lessons. Yesterday afternoon I had my first. Should make good progress now.
We are now very busy admitting & discharging patients – no wounded now of course. all sick They are coming in at a great rate from the different camps & to-day there are 841 in Hospital.
Jan 9th (Sund)
To 31st Dec. last the number of cases treated during the 11 months No. 2 G.H. has been in Egypt has totalled 9729. (bullet wounds 1542). Of this number only 54 or 55%
Died (21 from pneumonia).