Item 05: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January-31 December 1918 - Page 47
As far as I know there have only been nine Australians so far on leave to Italy, four of whom were officers. Your 'umble is probably the first 5th Division representative to visit Italia. I brought back a great supply of guide books & post cards from the different places visited and intend to digest the former when opportunity offers.
21st March 1918 (Thurs.)
Back at work again with plenty to do. The Ambulance is running a Scalies and Rest Station at Dranoutre, a small village in Belgium about 4 kiloms. from the frontier. During the night and to-day the enemy, who is shelling the back areas, put over several round about our village