Item 03: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January 1916-31 December 1916 - Page 8
reached record number of 978. The largest number we have ever had in before was at Mena – 955.
Tremendous number of Australian troops in Egypt. 1st & 2nd Divisions at Tel-el-Kebir;4th Brigade with several additional units at Ismalia; and several big camps round Cairo.
Jan 25" Tuesday
A new record established to-day! 1000 patients in Hospital. The largest number we have yet had.
Jan 29th (Saturday)
Found to-day that our O.C. Lieut. Col. Martin had been made a C.M.G. Plenty of Congrats. of course.