Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 92
Sunday 1 April 1917
[The following paragraph crossed through.] 4600 Casualties at Gaza so far 600 Killed – Tanks – Howitzers not yet in. Papers will tell you I can't coz of Censor but it is a big fight at Gaza still. Another Parcel tonight from Mother – 2 cakes chocs. etc. & Punch – thank you all so much.
Went to Church & stayed for Communion. I'm not a hyprocrite, I hope, but our Padre GORDON is leaving us & he is a really good man & has done a lot for all ranks in our Brigade – just heard GAZA is evacuated & Turksretreating. We move up in a few days. This is now only a yarn 1st April about GAZA.