Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 9
Monday, 8 January 1917
Real Riverina winter's day.
Bombed during day – 22 Killed, 15 wounded out of Egyptian Labor Corps & a few horses – 2 L.H. At 9 o'clock last night 4 TAUBES came over in the moonlight & dropped 40 odd bombs & played their machine guns on us. I don't know results yet but they rattled about our Bivouacs &
yet we are told we have the supreme say in the air. Uncanny at night one Officer called out LIE down & inadvertently dropped into a Bucket of Water.
Going out tonight on our postponed Stunt, should be a good scrap.
A Bedouin Dog stole our Bacon, that is worse or as bad as a Taube.
Bivouaced at Sheik Zowabin.