30th October 1916

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30th October 1916 The honeymoon is over all too soon for Arthur and Dollie, but a surprisingly upbeat letter from Arthur – now on the evening train, heading back to France: “I used to yearn for the time when I … Continued

21st October 1916

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Arthur and Dollie’s Wedding Day   The wedding invitation sent in September   St Dominic’s Hampstead   Leaving the church   At 45 Compayne Gardens           Brigadier-General Howell was a guest at the wedding (have been … Continued

15th October 1916

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15th October 1916 – Sunday Arthur has been so busy that he has been unable to write for the last 3 days and anticipation of his imminent leave is mounting. A new draft of officers has arrived and, to his great … Continued

12th October 1916

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12th October 1916 – Montonvillers “I am most awfully excited at the prospect of leave next week. The new CO went over to the Brigade to-day. When he came back he said “you’re going on leave to-morrow”. We’ve got an … Continued

11th October 1916

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11th October 1916 – Montonvillers north of Amiens “I don’t know how I can ever be able to describe to you all that we have gone through the last few days. But at last we have turned the corner and … Continued

4th October 1916

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4th October 1916 Arthur is having a dreadful time – the weather is very bad and the roads are knee-deep in mud “… although we were back in reserve, the Hun dropped a shell in – by accident – that … Continued

3rd October 1916

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3rd October 1916 Arthur is hopeful of leave for the middle of the month: “…we had all hoped that after this three weeks and the attainment of our objectives, (that were Morval & Les Boeufs) that we should get right … Continued

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