Item 02: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 2 January-31 December 1916 - Page 83
[Wednesday 22 March 1916]
Well here I am 300 miles South of Cairo at
Soh Sohag I did not think the shooting would last- all too good- Got a wire by Helio at 11.30 at night to entrain next morning, for Brigade Head Quarters.
I am to be Staff Captain (ie red tab) Officers I have always criticized & now am to be one of them & today am miles away picking the Camp- I write this in a Palm Grove.
Past miles of Cotton Lentils, Beans, Barley Sugar Cane, fancy 100s of miles of intense cultivation.
Sorry to leave the 1st Reg: but of course they are one of the Regiments of Brigade- address as of old.