Tuesday 2 March 2010 by Janice Farrer. No comments
Diary of an ANZAC

Please note: Care has been taken to transcribe these entries without alteration to preserve the original language of Herbert Vincent Reynolds.

The front entrance to the Mena House Hotel at Mena, ten miles from Cairo, which was taken over for use as 2 Australian General Hospital (2 AGH) early in 1915 The front entrance to the Mena House Hotel at Mena, ten miles from Cairo, which was taken over for use as 2 Australian General Hospital (2 AGH) early in 1915 C00528

‘Spent the morning packing and loading up our transport wagons. At 10am took 2 patients to the Mena House in one of the horse ambulances. Mena House is situated near the Mena tram terminus, it was well known tourist hotel, but it is now converted into a military hospital.’

For the classroom: With the Allied military’s presence in the region what effect could this have on the local way of life?