Item 01: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 19 December 1914-31 December 1915 - Page 299

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October, 1915
Wednesday 27
Heavy bombardment by Howitzer Naval guns & Field guns – 2 of our men wounded, most of us have good dugouts, but Fleas are bad, the men recommend changing the shirt & then the Fleas die of a broken heart walking around – too cold for Bugs but some [indecipherable] of Scotch Greys may be met. Have not had my clothes off yet, too busy getting under ground –

We get messages heliographed from the War ships who get it by wireless, the principle events in the world each day.
Among the above pests may be added the odd centipede & scorpion.

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