Item 02: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 2 January-31 December 1916 - Page 207
[Wednesday 26 July 1916]
Tired & sleepy but off again tonight, we do 24 hours on the Desert then 12 in Camp- but fatigues & duties have to be carried on so it pans out about 3 hours sleep in 24.
Every halt the whole Brigade is absolutely silent, except for the bits champing & an occasional neigh, the men tie their tired horses on to their spurs & lie down & go to sleep-
The sand is always soft & warm, mud would be desperate so we have so much to be thankful for.