Item 06: Frank Valentine Weir diary excerpts, letters and news clippings,24 June 1915-1 August 1918 - Page 42
"We want to go through heah." "No traffic through here sir" was the reply.
"Oh!" but we're the guards" said the officer.
"Don't care if you're the –??! Engine
driven driver you can't pass through here".
Of all the droll characters in the A.I.F. I think the cooks are the drollest? Dressed usually in a pair of dungaree, or khaki drill slacks, loose tunic (or none at all) about a weeks growth on their faces and covered with a greasy blackness from head to foot. As their time is occupied in cooking three meals a day and every day for the fellows, discipline amongst cooks gets rather slack.