21 October 1916

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21. 10. 16

My dear Mother,

Alas, our mails have gone astray, they say to the 6th Battn. So we shan’t see them for some time. However I have had a letter from you & another from C. two days ago & was interested to hear that Rosamond is engaged & still more that her two brothers are going to Mesopotamia I expect they are sending all the latest joined to such delectable spots & after all it is their own fault. I am still running the shop as the C. O. has been sent for again for his wife – she was quite all right 2 days ago he told me & I suppose she has had a relapse owing to her brother’s death. Yesterday I went for a bus ride to look over the trenches which we go into next


& find them to be on the exact spot where we were on the 26th Sept. 1915 & in a beastly condition too, as there had been heavy rain & they are falling in all over the place. However the place seemed very quiet, which is always comforting & we shall probably go up in a day or two. It was very cold & I had to start at 6.0 a.m. so I wasn’t best pleased ^at having to go. To-day we did a little training in the morning & a football match in the afternoon which we won rather to my surprise, as the other side were


a battn. who go in for it a lot & preserve some of their best players in their transport lines. To-morrow I suppose we shall go to church in the Cinema & I shall turn on our tame & attached C. O. to inspect the

Battn. as the poor chap has nothing to do & is bored stiff.

Love to all




One thought on “21 October 1916

  1. Will Hall

    ‘Rosamond’ (sic) was his first cousin, Rosamund Chevallier Forman, her fiancé Geoffrey Francis Fisher, later Archbishop of Canterbury.


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