Item 02: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 2 January-31 December 1916 - Page 111

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[Wednesday 19 April 1916]

Went Assuit on Court Martial of a SIKH Gunner who shot his Sgt Major dead . MURDER charge.
Feel a but off color from inoculation.
There's a large Barrage or Dam here across the Nile & it is quite a nice place after Sohag. Passed a lot of Poppy Fields these are sold straight from the fields to the Native Women, who use, steeped in Water & as an anaesthetic Not much "opium" is made locally- some Poppies exported. One of the 5th Army Service Corps (Australian), gone to hospital today with Small Pox and another Queenslander with Plague.

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