Item 01: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 19 December 1914-31 December 1915 - Page 241
Henry was blocked from going to Australia, & is now back in Hospital here with a sort of Infuenza – He was Boarded & told to do duty at Alexandria – bad luck after building on going home. He is in bed alongside. He has just told Col: Mandesley that he is a breeder of Shorthorns & Sheep in the Riverina. We just stopped him using an empty Hot water bag (which the sister had left alongside bed) as a urine bottle!!
I have found out the use of the piano – it drowns the squeals of the men when the poor beggars are getting their dressings done & others coming out of anaesthetic "Long live the piano"!