Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 109
Wednesday 18 April 1917
Another hot day. Big guns firing all around & enemy planes bombing – got a headache but could always do 3 nights out of bed at the Picnic Races so can do it now. All is going well & the SKYLARKS singing many a brave man's Requiem.
In advance tonight moving out at 11 p.m. & my Squadron took up a position before dawn in a deep donga. Turksshelled us all day could not even light a Fire to boil the quart. Can see great activity in Turksroads. Fought on hill near 470.