Historylinks Year: 1914
A handwritten postcard from Frederick, the father of Capt Rose, to Hetty Rose, quoting the content of a letter from Capt Rose dated 21 Sep 14: "I hope it will not be very long before I am able to come and see you. We have been having wet weather . We feel very well and are very hungry. The open air life enables me to do things which at ordinary times mean death. I cannot give you any local names. I have to read all the men's letters. I washed myself today and feel very well and comfortable. It is not a bad thing to enclose an addressed unstamped envelope when you write as envelopes and ink are very scarce. I ought to have been inocculated for typhoid but too late now. So far the Army has been very health, but horses and men have sometimes to be left unburied".
Picture added on 20 February 2009