Item 04: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1918 - Page 170
18 June 1918 Tuesday
Should be relieved today.
We are going to stay another 4 or 5 days here & then go into support not out of the Valley- Shot a snake near my Bivy last night- Many centuries ago the Romans had a stone Aqueduct to bring water from the Au—Wadi to our present Outpost which is a typical Stage setting for a Brigands Stronghold all Ironstone Rocks on the edge of the Jordan Valley- the aqueduct is now useless but we use the old Romans road. Turks shelled Jericho itself last night & dropped some bombs this morning on our watering place-