Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 319
Tuesday 11 December 1917
Malta just heard that Jerusalem has been taken am sorry I was not there but perhaps it is just as well. The real reason why we are delayed is "subs" outside. However at 4 p.m. we left with our usual escort after a week at Malta.
Last night a
British W. Indies Boat was wrecked by the gale & 30 lives lost – it is a game of hide & seek to get away from Malta but we dodged the subs by going all round.