Series 01: Anne Donnell circular letters, 25 May 1915 - 8 July 1918 - Page 109
Tis Compulsory now for we Sisters to wear identification discs like the real soldiers. Some are having pretty little silver ones made with the pyramids & sphinx on one side.
The British have taken over No 4 Auxillary for the wounded Turks & Sister Pierre Humbert has come back "She was Acting Matron There & has been mentioned in despatches:
16th On coming over this morning for my 2 hrs off matron made the remark that if any Sister off Duty were to go into the Cairo Station they would see something interesting. The Sultanich was dead & they were bringing her body from Alex to Cairo by the 11.30 train. I'm keen on not missing anything so losing no time I donned my hat & taking my little camera with me set off alone. On arriving at the Station there were crowds & crowds of folk lining the Streets – but were not allowed through the Station gates. I simply walked in and the police & guards diddent stop me – so I got in a good position to see & take a snap a of the Sultan as he was about to slip into the motor. The loveliest red carpet was laid down the whole length of the platform & out & down the steps to where the Motors were in readiness. You see the Sultanich was an old lady of 90 & they have been expecting her death & have had plenty of time to prepare for her funeral.