Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 93
Monday 2 April 1917
Field Officer today. Marching Orders for Friday to move on. We had arranged a Race Meeting for Thursday next, in the WADI, must keep the men interested & fit. Football is the great game at present, in the sand! They cannot trust themselves.
[The remainder of the page crossed through.] You might think we disparage the ENGLISH Officer sometimes, but heres the sort of thing we get. Speaking of the Rabbit Plague – 1 Cocksure young Cub, insisted if 2 or 3 of PA's poachers or gamekeepers went out to AUS, they would teach you how to KILL RABBITS.
I enclose the entries for the 1st L.H. El Arish RACES.