Item 01: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 19 December 1914-31 December 1915 - Page 330
1915 Thursday December 9
I mentioned our Jam Tin Kerosene Lamp [small sketch of can] similar in appearance to our Jam Tin Bombs. Some Egyptian laborers on the Beach, found a Bomb & thinking it was a lamp lit it!!! The result was a big mess, & the rest are more careful – these laborers are Greeks, Gypsies, etc & we are not too keen on them as Spies are found at times & after Greece "selling us a Pup" over this place we are not over in love with them at present. I am very happy Mother at being back again & all is well so worry not – I stand the cold a great deal better than ever I expected to be able to do.