Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 225

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Tuesday 28 August 1917

Musketry on the Range:- wherever a Standing Camp is made TARGETS are put up to keep the mens' "eyes in" & to exercise the new drafts of Reinforcements – which come along from the BASE. Some are Bushmen & some are not.

40 c/s of Comforts from the Aust. Comforts Fund for the Regiment arrived last night. Tinned Fruit Juice, Pickles etc. & some excellent Khaki Shirts for the men. Not the least valuable were the cases for Firewood, which is always a very scarce commodity in this part of the Front. In FRANCE no doubt they have plenty.

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