Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 41
Letters from Dolly, Laura, Davies, from England. All well. Laura will be sorry when the War is over if her husband has no occupation, he gets a little liberty now. I am told this place is the RHINOCOLURA where TITUS the Roman Emperor halted with his Troops en route to Jerusalem. The Wady which after rain becomes a bit of a stream is supposed to be the River of Egypt mentioned in Gen. 15 18 ? as forming the Western boundary of Abrahams possession. We are 50 miles from GAZA of the Philistines. Rafa is spelt Rhaphia in the Scripture.
The JOKE among the men is that the War will be over on FEB. 29!!!