Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 103
Thursday 12 April 1917
At Outpost tonight – enemy 6 planes bombed our Aerodrome. Our Machines flew out like a lot of scalded ants if you poured hot water into the nest. We have not got the best machines out here I'm afraid.
[The following paragraph crossed through.] Got some silk soks from Col. now General Meredith's daughter. General Cox is now our Brigadier. J.B. Meredith has the 4 L.H. Brigade.
Found a snake in our trench, scorpions are plentiful among the old Roman antiquities. Our Adjutant brought me a collection of wildflowers he had gathered. There are many different sorts.