Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 72
Monday 12 March 1917
Went to Mr. DEVONSHIRE a Barrister for Afternoon Tea yesterday & in the morning went to No. 14 A.G. Hospital. Saw NORMAN ROBERTSON of [indecipherable] now a MAJOR in Army Medical Corps. He had been injured in a Railway accident on the Desert line. Engine Ran off the RAILS, pinned the driver down, NORMAN cut his arm off with a pocket knife, with steam escaping all around. Driver was Scotty soldier who held his own Artery & without anaesthetics of any sort. After he smoked a cigarette while Norman photographed him.