Item 01: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 19 December 1914-31 December 1915 - Page 15
Left Colombo at noon, a pretty Harbour & sight all these big boats steaming out. A lot of trouble over men leaving the ship & getting drunk.
And many Rickshaws were broken out.
I sent some Post Cards which I hope arrived safely – I bought some Mangos, PawPaws Bananas Green sweet oranges etc:- sufficient to see us to Aden.
The Chief Officer got locked up in the civil gaol, & several of our men fell off the Anchor Chain trying to get on board.