Item 01: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 19 December 1914-31 December 1915 - Page 214
No submarines & in sight of all islands en route apparently inhabited by Greeks etc growing currants –
A Period of dullness sleeplessness & hunger is in front – but its the real thing now –
Great secrecy was observed. We did not know the name of TRANSPORT till alongside & nobody on board knew we were coming till 3 hours before – Out of the train into the ship & away – all Chinese Crew – Rocky islands all around us now.