Item 06: Frank Valentine Weir diary excerpts, letters and news clippings, 24 June 1915-1 August 1918 - Page 94

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Reconnaissance Patrol
MAP RAFA &Beersheba 1:125000
As instructed I reported to Capt URQUHART at 0730 at El DEMEITA from thence proceeded via IN SEIRAT between the A and I in TAIRE on a bearing of 126' to SHEIKH al NAKHRUR our objective being to find suitable crossings over the WADI EL GHUZZE and WADI el SHERAI & WADI ELMI as far as KHIRBIT – UM - RIJIL.
The various WADIS met with, make a circuitous route necessary, as deep dongas are impassable for any large body of Troops.
TEL – EL – TEMMI is a conspicuous isolated mound on the bank of the WADI – EL -GHUZZE on the EAST of which a crossing has been made wide enough for 8 men abreast & latter not too steep for Guns or Transport – This place is garrisoned by Troop LH & a Coy of Camels from today.
A good view of [indecipherable] can be had from the Summit – the following bearings were taken SHARTA 30' BAIKIT – ABU - [indecipherable] MENDUR 58'

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