Item 01: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 19 December 1914-31 December 1915 - Page 344
1915 Thursday December 23
Got a bad cold no matter soon OK again as we sail South to a warmer clime –
Left outer Harbour of Lemnos at midnight, convoyed by Battleships & Torpedoe boat destroyers – 11 Hospital Boats including the Acquittania were in the Harbour.
This boat is a big Atlantic Liner belonging to Allen Line & had taken troops to Salonika –
By wireless we hear that the Constantinople report is that we are driven into the Sea of Anzac. We are to hold on to Helles & winter there. Am detailed as Capt. of the day -