Item 06: Frank Valentine Weir diary excerpts, letters and news clippings,24 June 1915-1 August 1918 - Page 31
Shrapnel & bullets fell all round & by the blood on the donkeys neck [indecipherable] he had been hit earlier in the morning –
At the beach the Dr & orderlies worked like Trojans.
I felt very faint – & commenced vomiting so they put me on a stretcher on piles of biscuit cases –
Beef Tea was given round & water & after about an hour a string of barges towed us out to the Royal Yacht LIBERTY which in turn took us to EMBROS ISLAND transhipped us to the Atlantic Liner CALEDONIAN & thence to Alexandria & then by train to where I write from my No1 AGH Heliopolis – Shot on Saturday, Heliopolis Monday - pretty good –