18 May 1915 – Benedicta Yeatman to Gertrude

18 May


Dearest Gertrude

I hear you have Ted home wounded, but not seriously & will have all the family party together the first time for years. I am so glad- tho’ Ted is wounded that you should have them all together- I was going to write & ask Ben if she would like a few days here after Whitsuntide? but must wait till she has a more convenient moment tell her. I hope all is well with Mrs. Bennett.

I went to Salisbury this week end to get a glimpse of Julian who is at Tidworth. Harry was to have been in the fight on 9th May & then the orders were countermanded- Julian is supposed to be going somewhere in 5 weeks’ time but I expect it will be longer. He is only 18 in July- I do not hope the Dardanelles- Well much love

Ever your affecate

B.K. Yeatman

This was from Benedicta Yeatman who was Ben’s godmother and namesake. She was also the aunt of Julian Yeatman, co-author of 1066 and All That.


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