Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 108
Tuesday 17 April 1917
Very Hot. On OUTPOST tonight in the front line.
Enemy bombed us while watering & killed 5 of another Regiment.
Rode about most of the night keeping up inter-communication. Picquet fired on Turkish Patrol. INFANTRY took first position of GAZA.
many prisoners We hope to finish the job tomorrow, the Cables will tell you all details, long ere this reaches you & besides I cannot break faith – but we are hopeful of doing great things with our TANKS etc.