Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 131
Thursday 10 May 1917
Hear a Mail is in but if I put down all the Rumours we hear the Censor would get a fit. Railway from Rafa Junction coming along slowly. Turksblew up the Pipe line last week but we have a fresh spring in this WADI or Donga as we called them in S. Africa.
[The remainder of the page crossed through.] One of our planes just flew over here every cylinder working, whereas the HUN machine is comparatively noiseless & twice as fast. Have not heard of NOWELL FORTH for some time. He is quite English now & like Laura & Charlie does not like to be mistaken for an Australian soldier but an English Regular. Dolly met the latter in London.