Item 04: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1918 - Page 49
17 February 1918 Sunday
We have been issued with STEEL HELMETS & the boys chaff each other by calling out "Have you seen the "
"Orsetralians about chum" pretending they are Tommies.
Moved on another 15 miles over stony rises along the old Turkish railway Joppa-Jerusalem- now in good order again-
We captured many engines & much rolling stocks last STUNT.
Zacheriyeh along lime stone hills & Caves- On the march I noticed many Cyclamen in bloom, the same mauve color as glass at Carrakoorte. Did not Zachereyih live in a tree here!!! Somewhere?