Item 06: Frank Valentine Weir diary excerpts, letters and news clippings, 24 June 1915-1 August 1918 - Page 161
past [indecipherable] Gaza & other places of interest. Changed trucks at a place near [indecipherable] & arrived 10 am on 5th Jany at the regiment – raining hard
Jany 5th Censored –
Jack Mack came into my Bivy & had a yarn – Just received plum pudding [indecipherable] Special Services today – but cancelled owing to rain. The country is bare having been eaten out by Turks, but grass should grow. We get 28 inches of rain in 12 weeks in Jany & Feby wettest months of the year
Everything wet – Field Officer today – roads awful – Wood plentiful – we are bombing [indecipherable] here at present in the air – Am glad to be back again
You remember me speaking of a Captain Hurley Antarctic Explorer on SS Malta – attached to War Correspondent here – he took photos of 1st Light Horse Brigade today, on the march – Hurley is a most interesting man to talk to – We have no candles & the days are short so under the blankets is the best place
The whole landscape mud & water – Johnny Turk quiet No enemy aeroplanes – Hope for warmer weather in March
Jany 10th to 19th missing 12 days missing from jany 10th to Jany 21st inclusive [remainder indecipherable] L.W.