Item 04: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1918 - Page 76
16 March 1918 Saturday
Auja & marched in the rain to Rummon drew rations & on in the dark to Beitin 4 horses died of cold & the infantry plodded along in the mud.
We could light no fires & had no tucker since yesterday mornings breakfast. 8 Nigger camel drivers died with the cold & wet. They cannot stand the cold like our men.