Item 05: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January-31 December 1918 - Page 125
an open field where a Main Dressing Station was taken over from 51st Brit. Field Ambulance. The march was fully 18 kilometres & the day one of the hottest this summer. Owing to the absence of rain the roads & dry weather tracks are thick with dust. At 2 p.m. we took over from the tommies & commenced to receive & evacuate straight away. I slept like a log
like last night and am feeling alright to-day. The Dressing Station consists of tents & dugouts in the fields just outside Hamel the village taken on 4th July by our 4th Div.
Frid. 23rd Aug.
We handed over M.D.S. to 3rd Field Amb. last night on 1st Division relieving ours in the line. At 2 p.m. to-day we moved across into the river flats by the Somme outside the village of Vaire-sous-Corbie. To-night I am