Item 01: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 19 December 1914-31 December 1915 - Page 249
Later very stiff last night from exercise, but no ill effects – [next sentence is encircled but not deleted] This morning had 2 eggs for breakFast, both bad – rotten – am told at this season Natives put eggs in their incubators (sand) those not fertile are sold
to the Hospitals!!! as I told you the Fowls do not get "broody" in Egypt – incubators (home made) by natives have been used for years the eggs are like Pigeons & can not be seen in ordinary egg cup – 50% rotten.
Went Cairo per car & got some Kit & Pay -
I still have the little Housewife you made me ere I left Australia, also the one you made me before Africa is at home somewhere.