Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 110
Thursday 19 April 1917
Marched all night, in action at 0400 – shelled by enemy big fight on all around hope live through it. Two of my friends Killed
MAJOR CHISHOLM & LIEUT CHAMBERS of 2 L.H. SINCLAIR (some PUCKAWIDGEE relative. We have many casualties 71 Horses. Bombed by enemy air craft again – cold blooded business. One of our planes shot down by enemy this afternoon.
Many Fleas – its harder to catch than LICE.
MAJOR CHAMBERS of 12 also killed today attack 2 of same day. I hope Cuth is alright.