Hugh S. Calverley - A Man at War...
My Dear Calverley...
WWI Scrapbook - Hugh Salvin Calverley
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Letter – I am glad to hear – February 16, 1915
Aldershot, H Bryant to HSC White City

My Dear Calverley

I am glad to hear that you have got a commission and I dare say that your experience as a private will prove useful when commanding a platoon. Thanks also for your photo. My regiment is now enjoying 8 days rest from the trenches. I have been in hospital with the flu so have only done a 24 hours to 48 hours go in the trenches. Also I was lucky in taking over fairly dry ones.

Our “rest” is being rather spoilt by alarms, but I hope that after tonight it will be more peaceful. By day we rest and sleep, by night we repair and dig and of course have more men on duty. It is difficult to know what to bring out in the way of footwear. You must be prepared to get wet, boots: bring one pair of Murphy Boots, a light pair of canvas shoes, slippers, an easy pair of gum boots or better still Newmarket boots.

Please remember me to your mother and father

Yours truly H Bryant

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