Item 01: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 19 December 1914-31 December 1915 - Page 221
Not far from Alexandria beautiful weather to be killing men – The Turks fought fair but shelled us going out to Hospital ships, probably could not tell we were only for the meat ships, they hit 2 with Shrapnel.
Out of the Boat into Hospital Train.
No.1 Australian General Hospital Heliopolis the same place I used to visit the sick ere I was one –
SIKHS attended us on the Train & nurses were very good –
A good many died coming over.