Item 04: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1918 - Page 211
29 July 1918 Monday (Whole page crossed out)
Tonight I am giving all A Squadron boys a bottle of wine each & the Officers a dinner on the strength of my D.S.O. It is the men who do the work in these things & deserve the credit. Just had a tragedy recited to me. My groom had 7 days leave in Jerusalem to get married to a decent girl there. Provost found him in their house over staying the night, he was arrested & the bride left "waiting at the Church"
I shall marry them here in the Regiment, but all his clothes have been taken & he gets 21 days Field Punishment No. 2 pretty rotten luck.