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…suddenly a runaway horse and cart dashed past us and crashed …

18/9/1917                                            HMB My dearest Mother How delightful to think that this time three weeks hence, barring accidents, I shall be with you all. I am looking forward to it immensely – I had a letter from Tommy Sandall: he will … Continue reading

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I wonder if Col. S will come to Rouen: it would be awfully jolly if he did…

9/9/1917                                              HMB My Dearest Mother It gives me great pleasure to think that ,barring accidents, a month hence I shall be with you and it will be Father’s birthday. I am looking forward immensely to my leave, to a stay … Continue reading

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Tim and I … were invited out by two rather nice Belgian officers, both Counts!

22/08/1917 My Dearest Mother and Father Thank you very much indeed for your more than generous presents which have arrived, so I was advised by the Credit Lyonnais. My birthday passed busily as usual and in the evening I went … Continue reading

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Unfortunately one was only allowed to walk in the castle grounds…

06/08/1917                                                         HMB My Dearest Mother This will be an awful scribble: both my hands are bound as I have got what they think is Urticaria(nettle-rash) but what tickles like the devil anyway- I haven’t slept properly for two nights as … Continue reading

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On the 11th of this month her Gracious Majesty Queen Mary visited us…

July 1917 HMB My Dearest Mother I don’t know what has been happening to my last letter to you for you evidently haven’t got it. It certainly hasn’t gone astray for the reasons you thought for I never said a … Continue reading

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The chateau is a façade flanked by round towers with painted pepper pot tops …

24/6/1917  HMB My Dearest Mother I hope you have got the war loan certificate all right. I had Janette Taylor up here yesterday to say goodbye: she is going home on Saturday. She will get to open day, lucky girl. … Continue reading

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It is so hot that after one’s work is done one pants like a dog with the heat…

05/06/1917 HMB My dearest Mother I am writing in bed at 5 am because it is so hot that after one’s work is done one pants like a dog with the heat. Yesterday was a blazing day: the huts were … Continue reading

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Mrs Pollard took me to see “Madame et son filleul” a French farce, extremely amusing with humour of a broad variety

My dearest Father              20/05/1917 HMB I’m afraid it is sometime since I wrote but I have been very busy in the garden and with arrears of work too. I will try to finish the … Continue reading

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It is a great thing to have one’s friend attached to a hospital whose quarters are in one of the swagger hotels of Paris!!  

11/5/1917 My dearest Mother Please forgive my remissness in writing: I have been to Paris! I dare say you may have seen in the papers that there has been a conference  (inter allie) on re-education and reestablishment of the disabled … Continue reading

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The Spode ware sounds delightful, is it the green kind?

29/04/1917                                                              HMB My dearest Mother Many thanks for your long … Continue reading

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