3 January 1915 – Ted to Gertrude

03 Jan

Jan 3

Dear Mother

Just got a ripping long letter from you of 31st, written in the Parish Room, & I’ve just time to scrawl a reply. I have just been to church in the local theatre, as they said it was a special intercession day, but there were only 21 officers there.

Incessant rain all day & every day & very cold. Yes rather I have got my new uniform, & feel fearfully smart & clean. Hope Dick is home same time as I am.

Why is Topher going into the RNR, I thought he wanted a mounted job. This is Sunday & with any luck I’ll be home on Friday. I don’t know what the trains are, but I ought to be able to catch one down to Guildford somewhere around 4 to 6 o’clock. Anyone going to hang round Waterloo on the off chance? I hope Ben’s all right. See you soon & tell you everything.

Lots of love to all

from Ted

According to Drake-Brockman, the Garhwalis were in billets at Hurionville near Lillers which was the Indian Army Corps Commander’s headquarters at the time as well as their realhead. They arrived there at 2:30pm on December 30th.

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