Item 04: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1918 - Page 201
19 July 1918 Friday (X to X crossed out)
Marched out at 7.30 pm or 1930 as an ARMY has it- I am in command of the Regt as the Colonel is temporary Brigadier-
X Gen Sir H. Chauvel spoke to the men, & I was sorry he took the line he did the men were "just at the end of their tether" & he slated them re Saluting Discipline etc poor boys they stood in the heat & nearly dropped- of course he patted them on the back also-X
but Many are still going sick & from Shell Shock- I lost many good solid old warriors- Passed Bethany, Jerusalem in the Moonlight again & also Bethlehem.