Item 01: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 19 December 1914-31 December 1915 - Page 319
The Beach yielded a tin of Benzine last night, Tommy [indecipherable] my Batman is a Champion [indecipherable] I am wondering how it will go in a Primus Stove, it was really washed up.
The trenches & Saps are in a frightful state of mud & the mules have difficulty in climbing the hill, with 10 gallons water on each side of Pack which Pack with Brass Plate is used as draft harness.
Will post this [indecipherable] knowing the future. Love to all
I am pleased to say I wear 3 stars now for Captain.