c/o Cox & Co
Many thanks for your letter written just before my buffday. I hear today I shall be off to India in time to get there by Nov 23rd, and I hope by then the war will be nearly over. Anyhow it’s done with here I think. I shall send you the cable later on, if I send it now, I doubt if you’d understand what it means. I must give you time to get my letter.
What a fine old muddle they seem to have made over the War Hospital, I wonder what they will do in the end.
I had a line from Topher. I am glad he has got his commission at last. I don’t suppose he will come out here, as I doubt if they’ll keep even the people they have got.
The bath room sounds lovely nowadays, I wonder what you are going to do with those two nice pictures up by the gas jet.
Sorry to hear Mrs Houghton is so ill.
I hope Paul haas been home & enjoyed his leave.
I’ve got no mufti if I do go to India!
Best love to all
yr loving son
That little chess board you sent me has been useful lately, I happen to have it with me & I’ve played such a lot in my spare time
Possible hospital in question
Five days earlier