30th November 1915
A short note today; a change in the weather means all parades have been cancelled – and the Divisional route march postponed until tomorrow.
Arthur to Dollie
Billets, Tues. 8.25am
Thanks awfully, dear, for your letter – Saturday’s – that came yesterday. I was so bucked to get it.
Yesterday the weather broke – horribly – it blew very strong from the SW & rained ugh – so that except for a kit inspection in the morning there were no parades. I went to COs orders at 9, held my own at 12. We were all expecting the Divisional trek this morning, but owning to the wet it has been postponed till to-morrow.
Yesterday afternoon we all had a lecture from Beresford – a very stale subject – Advanced & Rear Guards. This from 3 – 4. After it the CO took me into HQ for tea. Then I came back up here. We weren’t sure whether the trek was “on” or not, so that there was a certain amount to be done. Tabor & Newton went of on leave last night. Lloyd goes next Saturday. To-day DG it is much finer.
That, little lover is all my news. I was very sorry to hear from you about poor old Tom. Have you any details yet? The Post Corporal is waiting so you must forgive this short note this morning dear…