Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 261
Tuesday 2nd October 1917
My Wedding day
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Arrived 5 p.m. last night & hung up, flying "Yellow" Flag only 1 c/- Dysentery on board, but we are not popular at present in this port for various reasons I cannot write of.
The bay is full of shipping Hydro planes Submarines & Battleships. [The remainder of the page crossed through.] The Italians are very frightened we may bring Cholera from Palestine. Even our drinking water on the Steamer is supposed to be Chlorinated, but the Chief Officer always shows the Medical men the engine Tank & thus we escape & the M.O.s are satisfied.