Hugh S. Calverley - A Man at War...
I'm mighty lucky...
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Letter – I’m mighty lucky – (E L C) – October 29, 1914 Royal Colonial Institute

Dearest Sybil

I’m mighty lucky so I’m told, as I’m appointed as Major, the 2nd in command of the 12th Essex, one of the New Army and leave right away for Harwich to join them. Most people are kept waiting nearly a month. I had a letter from Gran, Hugh saying he was going possibly to St. George’s Square for this weekend, but I shall miss him as my orders are to report at once.

Molly seems very well and I saw her on Sunday and she seemed to be quite capable. She said she would instruct Messrs Hoare about your allowance, and they told me today they were sending you out the Sept. allowance, (₤25), to Bank of Hamilton, Oakville and the next one will be sent on Nov. 20.

I’ll square up Haig for July. I ran down to Bedford and saw Mr. Norman and it’s all right for Margaret going to Guelph. I’m writing her. What between haunting the war office, getting uniforms and settling up Aunt Gertrude’s affairs, it’s been one rush. Write to me here, to be forwarded and I’ll send you the permanent address as soon as I can. I think things are going well in Europe and recruiting here is booming. I’ll write when I get settled and give you impressions of London in wartime, but just now I’ve only got to catch the post.

Heap of love to all the family. I’ve got K’s autograph for Amice and will send soon.

Ever loving Leveson

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