1 July 1916 – Richard to Gertrude

01 Jul

c/o Cox & Co



June 31.


My dear Mother.

The mail is late this week & expected today, but I’ll have to post this before I get your letter

I wonder if Topher has had any leave yet. I am writing him & you might send him on my letter. Much the same going on here. Not many wounded nowadays, but lots of sick from Mesopotamia. 1 friend of mine turned up yesterday from up there, an Assam doctor, he had been up there the last year, and had had enough for a bit.

I am going up in charge of an ambulance train for a fortnight. The train goes up by Lahore, Delhi, Amballa etc, Ben’ll know the way I expect. It will be fairly hot but quite a nice change. Ted may be coming down this month, but he will have to wait a bit now. I must wire him.

We had a burglary in the bungalow last night. 2 big brass pots were stolen & all our hats! I sleep in the verandah downstairs & June did get up & bark in the night, but I thought it was one of the others coming back from dining out! They had’nt taken mine topee as it was in my room!

There is some play here tonight we are going to, I dunno if it will be good or not.

Best love to all

Yr loving son


There is no 31st June, presumably Dick was writing on the 1st July

Photo of an ambulance train in the Middle East


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