Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 17
Tuesday, 16 January 1917
I got the Goggles please thank
JOE, posted notes yesterday. Papers Australasian Nov. 25 & Local Papers also came today many thanks. Got a Septic Gland in my neck now like a hungry jaw bullock but will soon be O.K.
[The following paragraph crossed through] The wife is making great preparations for Australia her Mother is giving her a lot of Home advice etc. I tell her don't bring too much as I'm sure she will be happy, having many friends among all classes.
So many of our Ranks have Septic Sores like Barcoo Rot. I suppose it is the want of Vegetables. We had the same at times away in the Back country but not so bad as this.