the men again, who being obliged to get off the cart had not the strength to get up again. The Turks again left them behind to die. We gave these men bedding and blankets – thus I was left with only one blanket and a quilt or rezais. On arrival at MAMOURIE I found that the convoy with our sick had arrived, and that the German Commandant here had provided each man with new bread and a cup of good coffee, which they were drinking when we found them. The German was a good chap, he sent for the Turkish doctor who inspected the sick and agreed with me that everyone of them required hospital treatment.
The doctor stated that he had no hospital accommodation for them, the German Commandant therefore ordered that the men should be sent 15 miles by rail to the Baghdad Railway Companys hospital, which was a large hospital with nurses. There was a big camp here at Mamourie of British and Indian troops, these men were being taken over from the Turks by the German Baghdad railway company to work on the lines. Some of them looked very feeble, ill, & starved.
The General gave two liras to the 25 sick that