Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 175
Saturday 3 July 1917
Our new Commander in Chief is chief topic of conversation.
Tommy officers say – "Really rough sort of fellah" – you men should get on well with him!! After we got home from last STUNT I asked Troop Leaders to give me a List of any deficiencies caused through crossing Barrage of Shell Fire, meaning such equipment as NOSEBAGS, SHOE CASES etc. likely to fall off saddle – one put in
4 pairs of PANTS!!!
1 pair of BOOTS!!!
Going Port Said tomorrow
on continued business & pleasure for 3 days so will post this with some snap shots. My Table manners will be lacking I'm afraid & I'll find the BED too soft.