Item 02: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 2 January-31 December 1916 - Page 171
[Tuesday 20 June 1916]
(Rather a sore subject the Pipe LINE so will ring off-)
Posted Notes yesterday-
Our Pipe line is struggling out but owing to an Austrian Firm having half the Contract the threads are different. Some of the Regiment went for a bathe in the Mediteranean only 4 miles away but I have not been yet- It is heavy sand to ride over & men & horse want sleep chiefly-
Off again at 3 AM or 1500 as we call it on another 2 days STUNT to Johnny TURK the men always seem to know in the Lines long before even the Officers get orders; what is going to happen- Like in the Bush when the traveller can always tell you when each Station will commence Shearing & No. to be Shorn.