Item 01: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 19 December 1914-31 December 1915 - Page 38
Arrived 2.30 Am bitterly cold Horses taken away by Remount officer.
All through the Delta country, growing crops, & wooden plows, drawn by oxen as depicted 1000's years ago & then Cairo Electric trains Motors etc:-
All was muddle at the Abassia siding where we detrained & we were cold & hungry – you will have read [indecipherable] of the fighting in the Canal. Col. Meredith met me in the afternoon & we went to Shepherds Hotel, interviewed General Birdwood & got orders for our horses to be sorted out [indecipherable] Remounts" & returned to us. In the evening I went through the Bazaar & got back to the [indecipherable]