Postcard from Port Said
Quite a family meeting. Both fearfully fit. Just off to dinner. So long.
Ben & I having a great time here! Don’t tell me it’s a strange place to meet. We go on tomorrow I expect.
In his diary he said:
Went straight through to Suez, through the canal and coaled at Port Said – here I met Ben again, & we had a most cheery time, & bought half the place & finally had dinner at the great Eastern Hotel with Alix M, Nobbie Clarke & Archie M. great rag.
According to Drake-Brockman, they were at Port Said on the 4th October. Archie Mankelow and Nobbie Clarke were fellow officers in the Garhwalis, Nobbie was to marry Archie’s sister Alix.