Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 39
Wednesday 7 February 1917
I see the Walgett Spectator offers me hearty congratulations on my wedding – it seems a long time since I left the Barwon.
Jim Ayre is in my Tent busy doing Pay Books, he is very popular in the Ranks & among all others. I wish he had a Commission – Turksdropped a message saying "Don't Bomb us we will have peace in a few days" so the Yarn goes but as I did not see the message I take it "cum grana salis". El Arish is changing very quickly 1000s of the Egyptian Labor Corps are employed on Railways FORTS, PIERS etc.