Item 04: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1918 - Page 254
10 September 1918 Tuesday
Had lunch at FASI Hotel not necessary to bring own rations now- Climate much cooler than the Jordan Valley- which is now known among our chaps as the EXCLUSIVE VALLEY being mostly Australians & INDIANS there-
Had MESS with a mixed INDIAN CAVALRY Camp- Representatives from 10 Indian Cavalry Regts were there some very Rich educated Rajah chaps- real silver on the table etc:- many courses &
not much grog- Some castes are allowed to smoke & not drink, others drink & don't smoke etc etc-:
Hindu Brahmin Sikhs etc.