Sunday December 6 (cont)
… Draft left camp at midnight for Hadera Station leaving there at 2AM.
Monday December 7
Trying journey – daylight spent in passing through Sinai Desert. Had meal at Gaza at 9AM. Many Aussies returning home boarded train. Reached Kantara East at 5PM. Transport carried us across canal to Egyptian side then along it to 2NZGH (2nd New Zealand General Hospital). Admitted to Ward 5.
Tuesday December 8
Much more enjoyable here than Tommy Hospital. APR’s very excited leaving hospital tonight for Tripoli(?). Doctor examined paw(?) – having x-ray.
Wednesday December 9
Shifted to another wing of ward. Had x-ray taken. Spent most of time reading. Wrote home & to Marg. Meals wonderful – even received ice-cream for dessert.
Thursday December 10
Doctor around but has not yet seen x-ray. Had been down at ??? yesterday.
Friday December 11
Doctor said no bone damaged – but may have to put leg in plaster again. Sisters & nurses giving wonderful attention to patients.
Saturday December 12
Doctor not around – heard nothing more about foot.
Sunday December 13
Not having plaster – had strip of leather nailed under sole of boots to use as fulcrum. Having foot masssaged.
Monday December 14
Having massage & heat twice daily 10AM & 2PM. Toe will not bend very far – having trouble putting on & taking off boots. More ice-cream again today.