Item 02: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 2 January-31 December 1916 - Page 183
[Sunday 2 July 1916]
Went to Kirk this morning- Saw Arnold there he is Regimental Doctor to the 2nd L.H. I see the L.H. doings are being made public in the English papers, really we are not far away & I hope to go some day ere long- Not far from here on the Railway (Military) some Welsh Regiment started a Canteen for Sergeants Only & asked the L.H. Sergeants to come over- Our men got wind of this & pencilling 3 stripes on their Hats about 300 got over & drank the Canteen dry- The Welshmen now are asking
"How many Regiments we have?
"How many Sergeants per Regiment" etc
It's a bit of a shame, but our chaps were awful dry.