18 August 1916 – Ted to Gertrude

18 Aug


Aug 18/16

Dear Mother

You know that picture of Neuve Chapelle in the Academy this year, the Rifle Brigade & 39th clearing the village; well, the Colonel has very kindly given me a framed artist’s proof as a wedding present (a bit early perchance!) & is having it sent direct to me c/o of you; so will you please send it on to Nell when it comes; it’ll probably be a biggish thing, so please let me know how much the carriage is, & I’ll send it to you. If you want to have a look at it, open it before you send it on, only I think she ought to have it. Our men are very much in the background, it’s nearly all Rifle Brigade, but it’s quite a nice thing to have.

This is only to catch the mail. I believe another English mail is due here today.

Best love to all

Yr loving son


Neuve Chappelle by James Prinsep Beadle

Ted’s copy of The Rifle Brigade and the Garhwal Rifles at Neuve Chappelle by James Prinsep Beadle

The original of this letter is in the Archive of the the Imperial War Museum: Private Papers of Lieutenant Colonel E R P Berryman DSO – 

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