Item 02: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 2 January-31 December 1916 - Page 161
[Saturday 10 June 1916]
Camped at 10 AM (Saghia) & tried to sleep till 9 at night when we saddled up for
WATER is the trouble always & we never get enough for man or beast on these stunts.
Marched all night & a Rocket was seen to be fired out in the Desert to alarm the Turks.
Our objective was to surround a Turks Patrol & destroy 16 of their Wells.
The nights are beautiful but the days hell & before we got home "We did a PERISH" but not as bad as the 6 & 7th L.H. had.
We had an aeroplane so bombed their Camels-