Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 112
Saturday 21 April 1917
Still in the front line very tired but going strong – have not had a wash for a week. Still all in the game. Our men are always at their best when the pinch comes – but these pinches make a man old & reduce his Tummy some. Off again at dark on a counter march of 12 miles – like a game of Chess, interesting if not so damnable sleepy. The whole landscape rises & falls in front of a man, he sleeps on his horse odd moments. Still this is soldiering.