Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 221
Friday 24 August 1917
Enemy "Plane" over as usual but no bombs. The BENDUCK cakes etc. are now being enjoyed with JIM AYRE who is back fit & well. In fact the men look more like NIGGERS than our own folk they are so brown. I shall cable if I get any leave at once. I found my Horses fit & well & all my KIT as I left it.
It is a treat to be on the SAND again & not DUST. My application for 6 wks. leave to England has passed Brigade, but I can hardly believe my luck if it is granted. I will cable you at once.