Sunday 27th Sept.
Very many thanks for the books which arrived safely today,
and for your letters, the last of which bore the date of 13th Sept.
We are most frightfully upset at the news of Lil Goodson’s death it
really was too sudden and tragic for anything. Do let me know what
the family are doing with the Grange, & also any other Sutton Courtenay
news that may be going. Did you read of Capt Grenfell’s splendid
action? I wonder where Billy Grenfell is have you heard? We have met
several friends here already, amongst them being Major Short of 68th
Battery. He is in splendid health, & spirits, & his men tell me he is
a surety for a D.S.O. for saving his guns at Le Cateau. We are
supplying him with ammunition, so hope to see him again. I wonder if
you understand how the armies are arranged? In case you do not I will
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