Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 223
Sunday 26 August 1917
The Y.M.C.A. TENT is on the Beach & is a good boon to the men – PIANO, writing material a CINEMA at night & free issue of cocoa at night. Besides selling Biscuits, cakes, etc: I notice H.L.A. is doing a lot in HAY to help the Y.M.C.A., it is a worthy institution.
Went Church but the sound of the waves drowned the Preacher's voice.
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Our Artillery is daily remains the Turk effectives but at least 7% & very large preparations are being made here for our advance out this time. Cavalry will be used for proposed job we hope. No more frontier attack recommended at entrenched TURKS.