Item 04: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1918 - Page 52
20 February 1918 Wednesday (X to X crossed out)+
Turks retreated, a long weary march over impossible country & X held up at end of Dead Sea by their guns X- Just lay on the stones between marches all night- Horses last drink 11 AM yesterday- X We could not bring any guns over the Judean Hills except on roads- & since I commenced to write 2 men are wounded 4 horses killed.X
Soles of my boots coming off & BOILS worrying me, such are the small crosses one bears.
Marched along a goat track along Dead Sea & at daybreak took Jericho.
The land is not so barren along the Jordan River, put up a Hare & feed was good, old man-Salt bush etc:- clover & mallow etc in the Jordan Valley-