Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 228
Friday 31 August 1917
Bomb practice & Hotchkiss gun Class & GAS DRILL, pity something could not eventuate out of GAS to Kill SCRUB, Prickly Pears & RABBITS.
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I read the new AWU arrived with interest. I & the wife can get a job as married Boundary Riders somewhere I hope "Apres la guerre finis". Tonight BOXING. Brigadier General RYRIE acts as Referee & gives the boys a fair go.
Feel a bit DOPEY from inoculation but a great deal fitter all round for my spell in Hospital.