The tent lines & stables at Moascar Camp, 1916, where Lt. Col. Waite traveled
to receive instruction in the use of the 4.5 inch Howitzers (below).
[Courtesy of State Library of Queensland]
Had to work hard We received new men from Light Horse Units
Heard we would have to leave Tel-El Kebir & go down the canal
[Courtesy of State Library of New South Wales - William Sparkes diary]
Lt. Col. Waite with a party of officers and Corporal Miller proceeded to Moascar this morning for instruction on 4.5" Hows. I journeyed to Serapeum by midday train arriving there about 4 PM. Met Gen. Godley and Gen. Cox. Decided on position for Artillery Camp at Fin Goshein near Serapeum.
Gen. Cox persuaded me to stay the night at his Head Qrs. so as to be able to carefully inspect camp site tomorrow.