Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 330
Saturday 22 December 1917
Dined at adjoining MESS & in afternoon rode into Ismalia , the men here will have a good Xmas Turkey, Fruit, & a bottle of Beer per man, sports on Boxing day. I spent one Xmas day returning from Gallipoli one Xmas day at El Arish & this one I hope in comfort here.
Reinforcements have just marched in a lot of Boys, chiefly, all pass through this Training Requirement, & do Musketry etc:- the Cadre are changed every 3 months so if I get it I won't mind.