Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 226
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Wednesday 29 August 1917
An Australasian JUNE arrived & no doubt letters are following. Am afraid many of mine were sunk in the MONGOLIA. On the Range again. I found a Reinforcement who had never loaded or fired a Rifle yet. One of the men took a snapshot of me shooting in a GAS MASK, not easy as a mist covers the eye pieces from breathing.
No news yet re leave. None of the family ever complain about the increased cost of things or servants etc. I know your PENNIES can't go far these days & you are all doing your BIT.