New Zealand Medical Services in Middle East and Italy
All latrines must be boxed in. The seat and bucket type is not satisfactory.
Sanitary Police will be posted by units at all latrines from reveille to sunset:
Receptacles for disinfecting hands must not be inside latrines, but should be placed at least 30 feet from the centre of the latrine, and as near as possible to the normal route between tents and latrine. (For small latrines this distance could be reduced.) These stands should be whitewashed to facilitate location at night. The solution should be changed daily.
It will be found that hands dry very quickly in the air after immersion in the disinfectant, and no sort of discomfort is experienced.
Latrine seats must be scrubbed daily with soap and water and twice weekly with cresol solution. Buckets are cleaned by conservancy contractor after emptying. After cleaning, buckets should be wiped with pan-ol, and a trace left in the bottom. Pan-ol should be drawn from Unit QM.
The attention of all ranks is directed to the necessity of using sawdust freely in latrine pans and avoiding excess of urine in the pans by using the special urine buckets whenever possible. These measures facilitate incineration and contribute to the maintenance of a healthy camp.