Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 224
Monday 27 August 1917
Inspected by G.O.C. Horses very poor & eating SAND like in a drought & like the men. They are stale – (LILIES). Desert "Lilies" are in bloom a very pretty white bloom about 3 in. in diameter. A sweet scented bulb & I may be able to post you some.
Am anxiously waiting news re my application for leave & hardly dare expect it will be granted.
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Will go via ITALY & FRANCE if it comes off. 6 weeks I applied for. When the next stunt takes place here, the Turkswould know all about it before hand – Their flying men come over & congratulate ours on any decoration the very next day. HOW DO THEY KNOW??