Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 234
Thursday 6 September 1917
today again to find no boat available for about a fortnight so cabled Dolly not to expect me till end of month. Meantime we applied to go to a School "Topographical or Senior Cavalry" as I cannot afford to be living here in Cairo at the Continental as many expense is ahead of me in my trip home.
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I am very happy about it all. Will travel light & am leaving a leather KIT Bag at the Continental Hotel here others at Gezireh so if torpedoed you'll know.