Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 98
Saturday 7 April 1917
PALESTINE, KHAN YUNAS
Clive Weston is my Quarter-master Sergeant
it is hard to keep him sober & the day will come when he will be broken. I have wet-nursed him for his family's sake. The old REG. arrived here. Enemy bombed our arrival.
Left the sand & the Desert. Country here good. Barley crops & wild RYE, CROWFOOT, OAT GRASS LAMBS TONGUE, MUSTARD, COUCH GRASS, & VETCHES, with QUAIL among it.
Enemy here. He occupied SHELLAL & we shall fight him 3 days or so, so it is rumoured. Flowers everywhere, fields of POPPIES, DAISYS, etc. it is springtime here. I reckon good sheep proposition or Meat country.