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Dear Viola...
Granville Bryant, Correspondent
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A letter written to Hugh's Aunt Viola in regards to a possible military opportunity for Hugh.
Date of Original
December 3, 1914
Local identifier
Hugh S. Calverley Collection
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Dear Viola

I heard from Colonel R. A. Smith 2 days ago, and should have written before, but have been rather busy. He says, I am going to be quite candid, that if your nephew is really keen, (which I understand him to be), and knows his work, Col. Smith will try to get him a commission. Meanwhile, he says, let him get 7 days leave and come down to the 115th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry, who are in billets in Maidenhead. Your nephew should bring with him his MT/423? Which requires moral character to fill up, and certificates from a R.A.M.C. doctor as to medical fitness. He must not go down in uniform, but he must understand that he can get no pay during the 7 days probation. He had better go straight to the Colonel R.A. Smith whose address is 122 High Street Maidenhead. I daresay that your nephew or Leveson will send a line to Col. Smith to say when he will arrive.

We had some really wet weather on Sunday night and Monday which turned the camp into a sea f mud, but it is drying gradually.

I hope that my effort may be successful.

I have such a bad memory that I must send this via your mother. Please forgive me.

Yours v. sincerely,

Granville Bryant

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Dear Viola...

A letter written to Hugh's Aunt Viola in regards to a possible military opportunity for Hugh.