26 July 1915

K.C. Letter to War Office, 26. July 1915

Letter from Kittie to the War Office 26 July 1915

Today, Monday 26 July 1915, Kittie wrote the above letter to Military Secretary 3 (Casualties) at the War Office. I have not transcribed it, as she has written it as clearly as possible. Even so, she has omitted an apostrophe and all full stops, which she did not usually do. Various features in it suggest it was written under great strain.

Whether she has seen Sergeant-Major Allan’s report or not, met Sergeant Smith or not, she has evidently decided to adopt an official position of believing George missing, ‘probably prisoner of war in Turkey’…

Next entry: The War

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About Patrick Miles

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