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4 January 1915 – Ted to Gertrude

04 Jan

Jan 4th

Dear Mother

I’ve got my leave all right, so barring accidents I’ll be home on the 8th allright. I don’t know what the rules are about wearing uniform or mufti at home, but I expect I’ll be able to find some mufti in the house somewhere if I want it, though I’ve got nothing to go to town in-

Very wet & miserable here still and frightfully cold. We had a big parade this morning for Genl Willcocks cmdg: the Indian Army corps, & he dished out some buttery remarks; my word it was cold on parade, & it was raining most of the time. Really I’ve never seen such cold & persistent rain. I enclose a sketch by Dolly Lyell, rather good is’nt it. So long. See you all soon.

Love to all

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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