Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 204

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Tuesday 7 August 1917

Go Alexandria today tomorrow – better but sore.

I'd like to warn the new Sisters arriving not to use Arabic words till they know their exact meaning. One in this ward made a tremendous "faux pas". To mislead patients from thinking she was one of the WHEEL BARROWS as the last reinforcements are called – i.e., "Pushed all the way". This girl used an expression which in English is unprintable. JESSIE McDONALD is in France it is a cousin here named Flora.

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