Item 03: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January 1916-31 December 1916 - Page 66
Our train leaves from the Gare du Prado for the
[nor] north at 12 noon to-morrow, a section of about 70 of all ranks being left behind at Muesot to carry on a 200 bedded hospital.
Have been busy saying last farewells to my various friends of the south who have one & all wished me all sorts of good luck, plenty of letters to let them know that I am alright & a return to Marseilles if possible. Have been at Marseilles 3 months & it seems like 3 weeks.
Sunday was Serbian Day & a General collection was made everywhere for the purpose of establishing a relief fund for the Serbian refugees little flags, buttons etc. being sold for the purpose. A charming young friend had asked me to get leave and act as her cavalier whilst she sold little flags all day, but it was quite out of the