I am twenty-one, and have been so for a quarter of an hour. Never be twenty no more! I went to Early this so as to start well. Have now come to the conclusion that that is the only thing that will tide me over the rest of the time. There were lots of First Communion men who were confirmed last Friday by the Chaplain–General here. There were five or six from the 12th in it. One of them was in 16 Platoon before he formed the band, a very nice boy called Croucher. There were 4 12 Essex Officers there, which is a record. There are a gross of them.
We were at Goddard’s, 17 miles from here, for tea and supper, and had a very good time with Robertson to look after us. In the morning I ran over to Coggshall but nobody was in, so I got some lunch there!
Your loving Hugh