Hugh S. Calverley - A Man at War...
PagesIntroductionAngels and menThank you for the "Baby"...RMS FranconiaDear Dad...Military Biplane (detail)Mobilization by seaValcartier Camp, QuebecAn Army AlphabetA is our Army... (detail)In camp with the Canadian ContingentEmpress of IndiaThe EuphemistDear Dick...Order of Divine ServiceDeer Peebles...Troops at seaOn board the TunisianSoldierly SpiritThe Spirit Continues"Volunteers Eager to Start for War"MobilizationFellow Soldiers...For EnglandThe Listening Post"Canadian Troops Arrive"We are waiting...Letters to the FamilyHappy BirthdayA Game of PatienceMy own dearest child...A Visit to London2nd Lieutenant, 12th EssexLetters HomeDear Mrs. Calverley...Manchester House, MaltaPrincess MaryI'm mighty lucky......Yours Mabel GrantOn the Salisbury PlainLeveson CalverleyDear Gran...SealeChurches of England50 St. George's SquareAventures outside of WarManeuversThe Promised LandsA Visit to FamilyMy dearest Tibby...Harwich FortressDear Mr. Calverley...Two GeneralsHugh is gazettedHappy New YearBack in LondonI am waiting...Trinity CollegeA Day in the life of...My Dear Calverley...Strictly PrivateSignal TrainingOn His Majesty's ServiceFrom Training to On DutyWestminster AbbeyArt from HistoryWar CommunicationsThe war pictorialImages of the Ancient and Modern WorldFrom Devonshire to Essex...Sincerely Ethel MilneMeasles12th Essex, ColchesterRecounting a visit homeYours failfully B.Love from the FamilyWriting HomeReed Hall, EssexReed Hall, Essex (cont'd)Twenty-OneTelegramOn-board the RMS FranconiaAt SeaWe are in the rest gulley...Free TimeCoastline SceneryFight for the Dardanelles5th EssexCommunionDear Mum...Soldiers and the BattlefieldEvacuation of Gallipoli
Twenty-OnePhoto – Oulton Hall – brown Sepia
Letter – Thank you ever so – August 21, 1915 Colchester Dear Mum
Thank you ever so much for the Birthday Present. I am not 21 yet! Remember how we wondered where it would be when I was 20? Dad is very fit and is C.O. for today as Col. Walters is away today. He holds his court at 9.00 and the company captains and the prisoners and the reports and orders are marched in. He got up a competition between the sergeants over 40, the old timers (they challenged) and the officers under 30. The officers marched the 20 mile course in good time and won out. Three of the sergeants fell out. They all carried full packs and rifles and all about 65 lbs. No load to laugh at. Try 65 lbs for a minute. I will have to go and get my present this afternoon and I will tell you what I got. I am doing some stoking after work to get fit. Moseley has had to give up his light shirts owing to a new order. He is a cross man.
Letter – I arrived at five – September 13, 1915
12th Battalion The Essex Regiment
Dear Gran and Viola
I arrived at five after scampering all day. The train was horribly late and I got the 3.20 at Liverpool St, No apparent damage to the station buildings. I enclose a pic of Mrs. Robertson whom I went to see on Sunday.
I now find that nobody wants us and we won’t go anywhere for ages but will sit tight at home as nobody loves us and won’t for a long while. False alarm! Unnecessary sentiments! Splendid holiday! I really did enjoy myself. The motor bike trip capped it. I love tootling along on the right road in the dark and nearly running into people and meeting hills and ups and downs unexpectedly. I liked my bathe this morning.
So, your loving Hugh.
Post Card – Rose Walk Torquay SMC – May 17, 1915
Down for the day to see Seale. He is very fit and will have a week’s leave soon. Hugh