Item 01: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 19 December 1914-31 December 1915 - Page 219

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August, 1915
Sunday 8
S.S. Caledonian Hospital ship –
First towed out in Barge full of dead & wounded to R.V.S. "Liberty" – she took us to Imbros island & we transhipped to Caledonian & now are steaming for Alexandria. I lost all my kit & a lot of blood –
Shot one Turk dead with Revolver & used 20 of their Bombs out of Captured trench but we were driven back. 1200 on this boat mangled humanity in only 4 shirts & no pyjamas or breeches mine were cut off at dressing station all blood

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