Item 04: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1918 - Page 109
18 April 1918 Thursday (X to X crossed out)
Still here, I suppose it is going to be a long war X but I'm impatient to get to Dolly-
Just had to flog a native, not allowed by Kings Regulations but the only way to deal with them. My horses have benefited by the spell X & I have the two Harry Austin gave me looking very fit they know all about soldiering, & can tell shell fire as well as I can.
X Had to give a native 15 lashes today he saluted afterwards, its their only punishment. X