Item 04: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1918 - Page 145
24 May 1918 Friday Empire Day
Hebron Road Camp
Not many remember the "Empire Day"- We are out of the Firing Line but the Duties are very heavy on the men, also Fatigues Jim Ayre was in my "Bivy" last night he is fit
Still busy developing "Pontius Pilates" old water ways for our horses We use 2 modern oil engines to pump from the old wells.
The "maiden Fern" I send you in this grows from the rocks of the roofs-
I see "Fife & Drum" in an old "Pastoralists Review" asks "Will we have races in Jerusalem?" Well, we have to clear away the stones to take our Horses to WATER, let alone to a RACECOURSE