Item 04: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1918 - Page 196
14 July 1918 Sunday
I have much to tell you if I could write it all down. GERMANS attacked us & at 2 AM. I galloped out with my Squadron & got into action just in time to save a Battery, we charged them & took 176 prisoners Machine Guns & Automatic Rifles, then we were shelled very heavily by 6 inch HOWS *. All day we got more prisoners: Heat terrific- Young fresh Rosy cheeked boys a lot of them & Officers with "gloves"
& gloves & walking sticks – Took 3 Officers prisoner & killed a lot. Water was our trouble, we had to stay out all night in the Trenches, the old 1st L H Brigade did very well. We took very few Turks, all GERMANS.
* 6 Inch Howitzers.