Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 160
Monday 18 June 1917
I've had a swim & built a Bivy facing the Mediteranean just 60 yards from the waves – it is a treat to be clean again & the horses should improve here. They have been falling away for the last month. No grazing & too many Flies DUST & not enough water. My two are still fit & well & not a blemish on them altho' they have some weight to carry.
Old Colonel Granville left today sick – we have only ¼ of the evacuations the Tommies have among the men. Our men spend all their money on TUCKER.