Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 102
Wednesday 11 April 1917
Reconnaissance yesterday evening. I went 5 miles past the Outpost line & got shelled by enemy. Water very scarce saw plenty of Turks1 & their line of Tranches was plainly seen. Fun on sand, beautiful green feed but no natural water.
I rode 40 miles - & took a lot of Bearings by Compass.
Enemy plane flew low over us & fired his machine gun. No fountain pen ink so try & forgive pencil.
Found letters on my return – MAY 4/4/17, LAURA 20/4/17, FERRAR 20/4/17, DOLLY 20/4/17. Alls well.