Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 164
Friday 22 June 1917
I hear an Australian mail is in but letters take longer of late & some say they leave Australia via America for Egypt, what a touch. I enclose you snapshots of my Horse the one HLA bought from Harrison. You see he looks well after all his work.
One days pay per Officer & other ranks is being collected for a memorial on Suez Canal in memory of our mates. A life size bronze horse with rider, has been suggested. BRONZE.
[The following paragraph crossed through.] My pen is bad, but better than pencil. As a mail is going out I send these notes with love to all.