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4 November 1916 – Richard to Gertrude

Nov 4.

 

Dear Mother

Many thanks for D.Ms, most acceptable. I want one of those silver identity discs, round one, not oblong if poss.

Inscription

R.C.P. Berryman
Capt I M S
C of S.

You know the disc on a chain you wear round your wrist. I enclose a small cheque to carry on with.

I got Sheina’s letter, please thank her.

I got your letter dated 27 with those photographs of Jim & Sheina, awfully interesting. I hardly recognise Ruth. Many thanks for sox & breeches, they will roll up soon I expect. It’s not my B. warm at home I’ve got it here!

Fancy Jim coming out with the Portuguese army.

If you can get me a pair of gauntlet gloves (soft gauntlet part) size 8 I’d like them. Warm & waterproof.

Best love to all.

Yr loving son

Richard

 

I saw Morton’s photograph in one of the D.Ms.


 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_Scotland

Similar ID tag

http://museumvictoria.com.au/collections/items/380287/identification-discs-sapper-alfred-galbraith-world-war-i-1915-1916

Gauntlet gloves (1941)

http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30099897

 

 
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