19 May 1916 – Richard to Gertrude

19 May


19th May.


Dear Mother.

The mails seem just as groggy here as at home. I’ve not had your last mail letters yet. The mail does’nt get in till Monday 22, & those are the letters that left England April 28th.

Nothing doing very exciting. We’ve had some of the people who were wounded & shut up in Kut. Very thin & delapidated poor things.

It gets hotter nowadays & if it were’nt for the breeze it would be as bad as Assam.

I wonder if poor Topher ever got any leave after all. I shall hope to hear how the Easter party went off in your next letter.

Best love to all. Too hot to write anymore.

Your loving son     Richard.

I am playing cricket tomorrow Military v Civil, I’m playing for the military of course.


Accounts of the Siege of Kut

Disturbing photographs of starving prisoners from the Siege of Kut

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