Item 01: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 19 December 1914-31 December 1915 - Page 342

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1915 Tuesday December 21
It will be a treat to get clothes not salt water washed woollen soks etc never seem to dry – A hot bath - !!! etc. mudros - then shipped to S.S. Elelle raining hard & a big sea – was not the Almighty kind to keep the elements in control!! till we got away! Sea rough Disembarked 4 p.m. with [indecipherable] & Marched 3 miles to [indecipherable] East – ruddy cold & rough choppy sea. Just discovered I left my Sovereign belt with X6/-/- in bathroom on the Boat – No blankets tonight, but too tired to bother – Relief the strain of watching the Turk is over & I think to shift 20,000 men and guns in 2 nights without the enemy knowing is good work.

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