11th April 1915

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11th April 1915 Mass at Locon & remembering hopes for home leave at Easter; more friends return from leave, with a letter from Dollie; news of brothers Alfred & Edgar; fond memories of a deceased comrade, Bertie [Mathieson]; the Brigade … Continued

23rd February 1915

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23rd February 1915 A long letter to Dollie describing in vivid detail the conditions at the Front and how close they are to the German trenches. It is bitterly cold and muddy and Arthur is wearing all his kit. They … Continued

14th February 1915

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14th February 1915 Valentine’s Day; the weather is beastly; Arthur & Co have got the “hump” – as they were not chosen for some unexpected leave; Arthur sends his photos home to the family; a shopping list for Dollie; Arthur … Continued

3rd January 1915

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3rd January 1915 A rousing Malta send-off for Arthur and the troops – as they leave the island for service on the Western Front. Dollie and her Mother follow them across Europe as they begin their journey back to England: … Continued

2nd July 1913

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Wednesday 2nd July 1913 Exam success and tickets for the Review; Arthur is counting the hours to Dollie’s return: Arthur to Dollie Belsize Grove, N.W. Only until the day after to-morrow and I shall be with you again or if … Continued

1st July 1913

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Tuesday 1st July 1913 Arthur is anxious about Dollie’s train from Paris; another exam on the guns and brother Alfred travels north on business; Territorial Camp is less than four weeks away: Arthur to Dollie         Leadenhall Street, E.C. Thanks so … Continued

30th June 1913

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Monday 30th June 1913 Cab strikes in Paris; the Mater’s holiday plans fall through; Arthur may have to wait an extra day to see his beloved Dollie: Arthur to Dollie Leadenhall Street, E.C. Thanks so much for your two dear … Continued

29th June 1913

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Sunday 29th June 1913 Arthur goes to Mass, an exhausting machine gun practise, and still finds energy to play tennis in the summer heat; only five more days till Dollie’s return: Arthur to Dollie Belsize Grove, N.W. I’ve just had … Continued

28th June 1913 – pm

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Saturday June 28th 1913 Arthur has had a hectic day, but still finds time to write to Dollie after dinner at “the Joes”; Weddings and Wormwood Scrubbs: Arthur to Dollie Downside Crescent   9.45pm Just a short little note to bid … Continued

28th June 1913

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Saturday 28th June 1913 Dollie continues to worry about their future; the Children’s party at the Grove; Wolter’s wedding; firing at Wormwood Scrubs! Arthur to Dollie Belsize Grove, N.W. 9.35am Thanks very much for the letter and post card which … Continued

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