Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 227
Thursday 30 August 1917
Leave Party are back from Port Said. The men were very full up of things going down.
Lectured by so many Officers, so many Orders & OUT OF BOUNDS, etc. but they enjoyed their spell. As one of them said, "the sight of one pretty woman driving in a *"GHARRY" was worth the trip & Lectures after so long in the Desert.
Inoculated again for Para TYPHOID, CHOLERA etc. I forget how many this is. Thanks for Grazier with RALPH ANDERSON & JOCK ELLIS notices, poor chaps but sooner go out in a fight than by Disease. This is a healthy spot facing into BIVY. I can see TRAWLERS sweeping mines off GAZA. I am only 100 yards from the Sea.