Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 332
Monday 24 December 1917
The gods are good to me. I've got leave to spend Xmas Day with my little wife & am off back to Cairo tonight, returning on the 26th early. Have engaged rooms for Dolly in Ismalia , as feel pretty certain of things now. Attended Lecture on Machine Guns use in Palestine, but as a sand storm was blowing could not hear much. The troops PORK was sent here dead & has been lying half covered in sand on the Railway line since morning. Q.M.s fault of course.