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
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 – http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/1030021700