Item 01: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 19 December 1914-31 December 1915 - Page 215

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August, 1915
Wednesday 4
ANNIVERSARY of the WAR Anchored in Bay Island of Lemnos 3 hours from Peninsular, about 93 Boats in Harbour half of them men of war – on the rocks within sight is the SS PFLAZ or A42 rammed by a French gunboat by accident You remember I sailed from Sydney in A42 her
All hands had a swim in Mediteranean no sharks, our men are like Kanakas so Brown.
So many Bushmen one meets, Jack Young my Cowboy asked me in the water if Old Spot was alive still!!! I did not know he had enlisted, but he had been shot thro in the head convalescent & returning.

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