Item 02: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 2 January-31 December 1916 - Page 363
[Saturday 30 December 1916]
Rain again. Parcels arrived per Camels Cigars from Father in law Tucker- Miss Pagors now Mrs Stoyles & some from Mother sent back from England by Laura.
Papers too but we are off
in this morning on another 2 days stunt I hope more Captives. Some of the parcels have been following me since April.
The Native Camels are being shorn with big rough scissors about 4 inches of Hair comes off & is made into very durable Tent Coverings Rope, & mats by the natives-
Small Pox has broken out in El Arish but we are camped on the Hills.