Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 13
Friday, 12 January 1917
[This sentence crossed through] Posted an old Pay Book & some photos to you today.
A few wounded have died. I'll give you more particulars later on. We had no time to get anything except Rifles as Turkish Reinforcements are all coming up & we were 20 miles from food & water & first dark, so we collected our Prisoners & guns & got [The following crossed through] 1470 Prisoners counted 120 Prisoners wounded 200 buried in field & left behind. [total] 1790. Bombed again today & the broken shells from our Anti Aircraft fell around us. Our BUS always arrives too late & we have not the supremacy of the air here YET.