Item 04: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1918 - Page 153
1 June 1918 Saturday (X to X crossed out)
X During my inspection of the Guard last night- One man "fell in" (after a great bustle round) & went thro' the motions of "Present arms" without any rifle!!! It was dark & he thought I would not notice among 9 or 10 others- This after only 7 mos. not bad for a young soldier!!! when he mislaid his rifle- comprenez! X
Bad news from France taking Soissons! how will it all end.
Jerusalem Bethlehem, but wherever Cavalry Camp, the dust becomes dreadful & ones eyes suffer.