Item 01: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 19 December 1914-31 December 1915 - Page 307
Like to smell Gum leaves again [sentence enclosed in a pen circle around the date]
You might post a small bottle Eucalyptus please. Received local Papers & Australian also Paper x England – cold. Had a swim or rather wash in the sea this afternoon. Dry thunderstorm & hard to tell between the firing of the Morters & big naval guns & Thunder –
Went to D.H.Q. to altered instructions re poison Gas. We are not using it, but our friends are supposed to have the apparatus to fumigate us. I have a nice assortment of Bombs in my line of Trench ready for any emergency, Cricket Balls, Trigger, Match boxes etc:- & some trusty men to use them.