Item 06: Frank Valentine Weir diary excerpts, letters and news clippings,24 June 1915-1 August 1918 - Page 6
rendezvous with No 2 Outpost, our O/C Major Granville swore at us being late – We then with the men from No 2 Outpost under Capt Harris commenced the jog trot to the beach –
I often wonder what was going on in Johnny Turks mind – what was in my mind was where shall I crawl if wounded knowing that the Navy would shell every bit of our trenches in the morning when the Turks came & blow out any wounded.
We must admit to hearing a tremendous lot of war stories Blankets oil sheet etc as the Bivoucks were built of these & had to be left so as not to arouse suspicion the night before when the enemy aircraft made their usual reconnaissance - We threw the bolts away of surplus rifles & buried or sent to the bottom of the sea ammunition & bombs –
Someday Cooks Tourists will have boats running to Anzac & many