Item 01: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 19 December 1914-31 December 1915 - Page 258

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September, 1915
Thursday 16
Full of Regulations like a Prison *As a rule they did great work.
Posting photo of this place, or colored Print:- very quiet & most men would prefer to be at the front, not so much detail & as they say more peace at Anzac!!!!
This place has a number of Malingerers in it out here is one case – A stretcher bearer to get a *spell lay among some wounded on the Beach & went to sleep – He awoke (so he says on a Hospital ship) & found a Doctor looking at him & asking him what was his "trouble" – grasping the situation the soldier replied "Rheumatism in the back". This was 6 weeks ago & he is now out here still suffering from Rheumatism in the back or as the men say "Cold feet"
Thanks for Paper re Diary Proofreader spells SCYCES (correct) not as I print it. I know my writing very bad.

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