Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 124
Thursday 3 May 1917
Not much interest in the Election, it is overshadowed by the more immediate discomforts of soldiering & the War but I think the Ministerialists will have a big majority. The Railway is coming along slowly. [The following sentence crossed through.] We don't want to repeat the "KUT" episode & get cut off though.
We growled at the Sand of the Desert but it was clean compared to this [indecipherable] Agricultural land. Our casualties have been many, but the cable will have published names ere this, many of my friends have gone – with luck I ought to see it through now.