30th September 1916 Saturday
Great number gone from hospital this morning for blighty some of them really too ill to remain, some of them swinging the lead, working their heads or the [?] tickets or whatever expression applies. Cockburn gone. He is really entitled to a rest.
Went into town and bought some lace for Alice – a table centre thing. Trammed in and came out by gharry.
The women here are astoundingly ugly. I doubt if I have seen a good looking native woman yet. Of course the English residents and nurses brighten things up!