Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 125
Friday, 4 May 1917
Cairo was rather upset on a recent morning – it woke up to find some (Australian of course) soldiers had climbed up the Statue of MOHAMET ALI & put a nosebag on the horse! This is erected in principal Square of the city.
My horses are doing well on good grazing. [The following sentence crossed through.] S'pose after the war they will fall into the hands of the Remount Depot & get their tails & manes chopped off – this is the first thing a Tommy does with a horse.
We are camped in a big water worn rugged Donga or WADI about ¼ wide down which the water has run for many centuries down to the sea.