Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 180
Friday 6 July 1917
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Nowell is only 1 mile away & for the past 2 months has been quite close – I have seen him a few times, but he generally rakes up a Lord or a Duke from somewhere & exudes that very English superior air & of course is a Lt. Col, so we don't talk much about Carrakoorte & old days. YES, I got DAYS SOKS with night ones long [indecipherable] – good soks too am start wearing 'em.
Last night a total eclipse put the moon out at about midnight, so got home without giving the HUNS a chance to bomb. Heavy DEW each night & a blanket wanted, by day 110° in the shade, if any.