Item 02: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 2 January-31 December 1916 - Page 230
[Friday 18 August 1916]
Before the wounded came here this Hospital was full of unfits
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Lately arrived as reinforcements from Australia Sisters say that hundreds are going back out of every batch of arrivals- men who should never have left Australia, some came for the trip, others are really keen but unfit the cost to the people of Australia is about 120/-/- each man, so you see the loss.
Red Cross stuff is run very systematicly now.
Once a week an orderly comes with a list- Soap Flywhisks Paper Pencils Tootbrushes Powder Literature Paper Cigarettes Cards, Games Sweets etc! & each man puts his name down for what he wants.