…and impatient!

Calderon had not by now heard whether he had been given a commission, so he went to see his golfing acquaintance Lieutenant-Colonel Coote Hedley, who lived not far away in Belsize Avenue, to ask what he, George, could do to hasten becoming ‘combatant’.

‘My dear fellow, unless it comes to a case of the nation in arms you’ll never be accepted as a combatant,’ Hedley told him straight.

Events were to show that this was not accurate: before long the territorials were being drafted into France.  But Calderon could not wait till then.

Next entry: 23 August 1914


About Patrick Miles

I am a writer who specialises in Anton Chekhov and is writing a biography of George Calderon.
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