Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 48
Friday 16 February 1917
*The New Chums"
The Yeomanry left a few decent Papers among them. I found a 'BULUWAYO' Times, mentioned many places I camped in in RHODESIA, so when I leave the 'Deniliquin Independent' & Walgett Spectator the new comers from perhaps Canada, will find some news on Australian. Our men are always
giving barracking *the New Chums about riding. As one fellow was leaving here with Saddlery badly put on, he was hailed with – "Put the Saddle further back, your reins are too long".
J.B. Meredith our old Colonel visited us – I am not changing I am too fond of the old Regiment.