Item 01: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 19 December 1914-31 December 1915 - Page 291

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October, 1915
Tuesday 19
Embarked on S.S. Franconia a 15000 Ton Cunard Liner a beautiful boat & most luxurious it is always such a contrast a soldiers life.
We have about 2500 soldiers on board & lots of officers – about 90 I was surprised to meet among the 1st [indecipherable] Reinf:- Shannon from Jerilderie who was with me in the Bushman the day I was shot. At the stern of the boat we have a 6" gun already for any submarine & we steer a Zig Zag course, & all hands are "told off to their respective boats"

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