Item 02: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 2 January-31 December 1916 - Page 42
[Thursday 10 February 1916]
We asked some of the
Welch Welsh Officers to Mess last night as a rule we get on well with the Regular Officers
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but the very fresh Kitcheners Army Officers are a supercilious lot & look upon us as "Beastly Colonials", of course our men do SKITE a bit & our Officers are not all one could always wish but alongside the Tommy counter jumper we can hold our own. They never speak to us in Tram or Train & I suppose when the war is over would not recognise us at all
Why do so many of our young men go to England to join Regiments aren't the Australian forces good enough I wonder?