Item 02: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 2 January-31 December 1916 - Page 349
[Friday 15 December 1916]
Dolly's Family Birthday
One of our majors went thro' the Turks lines to
Wadi El Arish & found 4 good Wells- most useful & good work Sent word back by Pigeons- the message is written on thin rice paper & enclosed in a little aluminium box which is clamped on to the Pigeon's leg-
This patrol did 40 miles over sand hummocks- Moved on 4 miles closer to the Turks, we see them clearly every day-
Your Parcels of Plum Puddings Fountain pen, milk & Mosquitoe net arrived in 2 parcels from England dated July 22nd €“ so many thanks
dear little Mother I am writing this with the pen- just the things I wanted.