Item 02: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 2 January-31 December 1916 - Page 211
[30 July 1916 Sunday]
If Barringfather the Bystander had one of his men here he would get plenty of amusing sketches- Yesterday when the enemy were shelling us one of our men filled an old Billy Can with Green Dates & when a shell burst he threw the can up in the air the Dates falling around scattering the men.
Our interpreter who is a Xbred is very funny- 'His heart is very sad for Bully beef" He cannot eat in peace, the atmosphere is not clear & if he can find the man who recommended him this job with the Australians, he will kill him directly!
Letter from Mother & JOE 11/6/16 C Fetherstonhaugh ditto & I acknowledged Ligmolene