Item 01: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 19 December 1914-31 December 1915 - Page 343
22 December Wednesday 6
Hear we are off to Egypt in a day or two to join our Horses – as you see below over 10 bags Mail here – came so 2 Australians came from Mother - Letters from Percy Smith May – Walter Campbell – Embarked at 2 p.m. on the Ioman for Egypt – wet muddy & tired but with a feeling of thankfulness at being alive – now if we can dodge the submarines we are right, for a while. The Boat is crammed with troops
X & unfortunately there is a good deal of feeling between the English & Colonial officers – certainly we have many Scrubbers, but among the Tommy officers are many snobs and nincompopes – the real man is easily picked out. Sounds small etc.