Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 222
Saturday 25 August 1917
[The following sentence crossed through.] My letters are following me. I got the M.O. to sound me, only Bronchial trouble & much better.
We get good potatoes from CYPRUS ISLAND now & fresh Beef so all is well.
We are in sound of the GAZA GUNS but quite safe here & all ranks enjoying the spell. The FIG TREES are all bearing now & PRICKLY Pears. The latter are soaked in water for 2 hours & the spines then rubbed up with a rag, quite good.
Love to all.