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

27th June 1913

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Friday 27th June 1913 Disaster! The opportunity to talk to the Pater about their future has been lost – for now; Arthur thinks the machine gun exam went ok; Wolter’s stag night; aviation pioneer Claude Grahame-White flies overhead: Arthur to … Continued

26th June 1913

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Thursday 26th June 1913 The machine gun exam is cancelled; Battle of the Flowers at Hendon; friend Wolter is to marry soon – if only it could be Arthur and Dollie’s turn to wed! Arthur to Dollie: Belsize Grove, N.W. … Continued

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