Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 130
Wednesday 9 May 1917
Our Y.M.C.A. have followed us up consequently Tinned Fruits & "Sausages" can be bought, also good old ENO's fruit Salts. Jim Ayre is still fit & going strong. Usual bombardment going on. Made overtures to the Tommies & used a Kerosene Tin bath along with many of the great unwashed. I was rather ashamed of my own dirty singlet.
My [indecipherable] Major Rank dates from 14/2/17.
Hear Cuth Fetherston Hough is alright – but ere this you will have seen the Casualty list. I will always cable if I get a crack, so don't worry we can't all be blown out.
The little wife is well.