Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 297
Monday 19th November 1917
Embarked at noon S.S. "Malta" at last. Very careful inspection of PASSPORTS etc:- Went down the Thames & anchored – for night. Not a big ship, & only 8 other women on board. "Dolly" wears her Red X Brassard.
Boat drill etc., we are at the Doctor's Table for meals.
All luggage safe on board, thank goodness! I believe we have several hundred barrels of gunpowder also so we should have a good lift if hit.