Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 8
Sunday, 7 January 1917
Fine & warm again. Mule watching an enemy plane flying over – a big mob of PELICANS came along in their usual PHALANX formation & as one wag
says said "the Orderly Sergeant behind to see they keep their "dressing & don't fall out". Very few game birds here except a few ducks & plover.
[This sentence crossed through.] Parcel from Selfridges sent by Lance - I have been very lucky of late in receiving letters & parcels.
Brigadier inspected lines always know Sunday by his visits.
Church Parade – Padres could tell us a lot of interesting stuff about this Country if they knew. Am sorry to see by Papers "Carbinder" is dead – I rode GUNSHOT at Romani a good horse.