Item 06: Frank Valentine Weir diary excerpts, letters and news clippings,24 June 1915-1 August 1918 - Page 116

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Uniform and web equipment,
Rifle pullthrough haversack.
Epsom, One Tree Hill & Penrose
Marching out, & marching back.
Company- platoon & section.
Always willing wet or dry,
Till they made the little Army
Suitable for "standing by"

Trains, transport, field – manoeuvres
Tropic heat & horsey smell
Like the incidents of travel
Though we stood them rather well
Seasickness, inoculation
Bivouac beneath the sky.
Fitting us for active service
Also 'praps for "standing by"

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