Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 67
Wednesday 7 March 1917
The Sultan is camped close here in enormous marquee Tent with gold Balls along the Top – everything in great pomp.
We have comfortable quarters & I am learning quite a lot of useful stuff besides a good spell from the Desert. I shall cable as soon as my substantive or Permanent rank of MAJOR appears in Orders – it will date from February 2nd.
I hope Joe will use any of my clothes that are any good to him NECKTIES etc. etc:- as time goes on only get old fashioned. Cabled you – as follows, Promoted MAJOR Feb. 2nd.