Still in C.D having much the same time as 7/9/15. Food no good. One can notice a vast difference between English and Australian Hospitals. One is well fed in Aust’n Hosp’s and in the English one is nearly starved.
Later - The No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital was alright but the Tommy hospitals were far from it. The food there was very poor and insufficient. No wonder the Tommy’s tried their hardest to get into the Aust Hosp. After leaving the Aust Hosp I was sent to the Convalescent Camp (A Tommy Institution) and this was what we got to eat.
Breakfast – a tiny piece of bacon, one slice of bread and dripping and a mug of tea
Dinner – Stew that one could hardly eat and rice and tea
Tea – One slice of bread, and a mug of tea.
They expected us to get well on that fare and I can assure you I was glad to get away from the place. Anzac Base Camp was just as bad.
Left Convalescent Depot and spent a most miserable night on C S Island. It was bitterly cold and we only had a miserable little blanket each. The fleas and lice were in millions and made sleep impossible. (From 5 April 1916)
J. A. Graham
Jack Graham, ANZAC soldier, kept a diary from 1914-1918. Here it is, blogged 100 years later to the day....