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28 July 1916 – Richard to Gertrude

28 Jul

Karachi:

July 28.

 

Dear Mother.

Many thanks for your letter. 2 Tatlers & 1 D.M. rolled up. You need’nt send Tatlers as I see them in the Club, yet it’s nice to have them to read in the bungalow, but I expect people at the front would like em best.

I’ll try & see if I can find out about that Major Carson. I do hope Topher is all right. Really the officer Casualty list is so big, what must the Tommies’ be. Jim seems a useful man nowadays. I expect he’ll get his star before I do! rather I know Betty Neville. Who on earth married her!

I am finished with that train now. Don’t imagine that Enquiry which you may see about in the papers of a train going across the Sind desert refers to mine. I was much more careful!

A very short letter but no time. I’ve left it so late.

Best love to all.

Yr loving son

Richard.


 

Possible Major Carson (halfway down)

http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=131985

Hansard mentions of Sind train deaths

http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1916/jul/24/indian-troop-train-deaths-of-soldiers

http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/lords/1916/aug/01/death-of-territorials-in-india

Report in NZ Press (close to bottom)

http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=CHP19160803.2.59

 
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