Item 02: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 2 January-31 December 1916 - Page 311
[Tuesday 7 November 1916]
Our Skipper has just received a wireless message from the Admiralty thanking him for his Seamanship in bringing us through the storm at one time we were drifting very near to the French Coast-
It is calmer today but a very high sea running.
The Ship's order O.C. Troops thanked the men who worked in the stoke hold baleing all night & then Captain of the day. The Tommies are a big hearted crowd &
the life in the troop deck is HELL, they have no room for exercise.