Item 01: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 19 December 1914-31 December 1915 - Page 144
Horses all developed severe Catarrh 75% sick from sand & this forms Bronchial trouble –
The Shelter sheds are not finished & the sun is very hot –
I gave a Lecture today on Musketry & notes from the front, in the heat of the day it is hard to keep awake especially as we rise at 4.30 A.m.
Still in doubt as to whether our men have received their Baptisms of fire yet.