Item 01: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 19 December 1914-31 December 1915 - Page 2
Your name in full. Frank Valentine Weir
Rank and regiment. Major 1st L.H.
Date and place of enlistment. Sydney Sept 1914
Date of discharge. June 1919
Military engagements, wounds, distinctions received, etc.
S.African war *2 years 2 mos, Kings Queens Medals 7 Bars –
Mentioned in Despatches –
Wounded bullet [indecipherable] head at
Broukhurst Spruit Transvaal
Promoted 1st Lieut:-
Lone Pine, wounded, returned to Peninsular in Sept 1915 remained till evacuation, was in charge of one portion of the Rear Party – Dec 20 ? 1915 (I think or was it Dec.22nd) Anyway there [indecipherable] the last as per Diary – Then on Western Frontier, till Canal was crossed wounded again at Romani, thence rejoined in time for Rafa Magdhaba [indecipherable] & all fights up to occupation of Jerusalem, thence took part in raids on Essalt & AmMon & received the D.S.O. for counter attacks on Germans July 14 1918 at Mosselabeh