Item 03: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January 1916-31 December 1916 - Page 7
later. Dinner at night is at ¼ to 6 & then back to office at 6.30, where I stay always till 8 & often to 9 or 9.30. Every day is about the same except Tuesdays & Fridays when I am on leave from 2 p.m. for practically the rest of the day. The work is not heavy nor laborious and often there is practically nothing to do except to be there on the spot & fag French with plenty of interruptions.
I believe I am getting homesick. I don't see much of the other chaps & the lack of civilian social life is rotten especially when you can see it going on around you and are prevented from participating o account of the uniform. Fancy being a permanent soldier!
Jan 24" (Monday)
Number of patients in Hospital to-day