Item 05: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January-31 December 1918 - Page 8
result of the "NO" vote at the referendum. From the 1st January 1st Anzac Corps, to which we belong (1st, 2nd & 5th Divs.) is to be known as the Australian Corps. Evidently the 3rd & 4th Aust. Divs. are being transferred out of 2nd Anzac Corps to us and the New Zealand Div. will probably go to a "Tommy" Corps.
A notification has just appeared in A.I.F. Orders of the award of one Military Cross, one Meritorious Service Medal & 4 mentions in despatches to Officers & N.C.Os. of 14th Field Ambulance.
Mond. 14th Jan. 1918
Last night the Sergts. & a few others held a Dinner at a Tearoom in Etaples in order to congratulate the N.C.Os. who received M.S.M. or were "mentioned". The affair commenced at 5 p.m. and finished at 9. There were 24 present.