14 January 1916 – Ted to Gertrude

14 Jan


Jan 14/16

of course don’t put any names of places
on the envelope, only rgt: bde & division
as usual


Dear Mother

Just a scribble before going to bed. Dolly Lyell & I arrived here today from Alexandria. We have practically completed our kit & join the regiment at AYUN MUSA tomorrow, in the Sinai peninsular, across the canal, about 8 miles out. It is the biblical spot where Moses struck the rock, & to this day there is always a good well there and a plentiful supply of water. All well here; I’m simply longing to hear from you; have had no letters yet of course; could’nt possibly reach me under the circumstances. It’s quite pleasant I believe out there just now, & even cold at nights, but it will doubtless warm up later on. Tired after a long journey, left Alex : at 9 this morning & only reached here at 8! Love to all from

Yr loving son


Ted knew that is mother, a committed Christian and the widow of a clergyman, would be thrilled to know he was in the lands of the Bible

Ayun Musa 

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