Item 02: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 2 January-31 December 1916 - Page 194
[Thursday 13 July 1916]
News has just come from Kharel Oasis of an aeroplane coming down, another plane took a mechanic & water & left
The Pilot worked in the sun till he got sunstroke & mounting the machine with mechanic started in WRONG direction, then went mad, & the mechanic drank spirit out of Level both found dead, this happened out from Sohag, which we left ere coming here, so you see the possibilities for Flying men-
7 of our Officers have volunteered to join an Aviation School to learn
Now office is short
Left at 10 pm for another Desert Raid rode all night- Same old moon that shines over you & Verdun The dawn is very beautiful on the Desert.