The Letters of Arthur Martin-Leake June 1915

World War One letters from a double VC

Read by Nicholas Blatchley

Hertfordshire Archives & Local Studies
From Arthur's Wartime Photo Album - Hertfordshire Archives & Local Studies
Letter 86995
Hertfordshire Archives & Local Studies

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9/6/15 — 5th F.A.

My dear Mammy

Returned to this town two days ago.  It is the same old place so you know where it is.

Nothing doing, but am afraid there is no likelihood of leave just now.

Many thanks for the cake which arrived yesterday, also chocolate.  The weather has been, & is still, most abnormally hot.  One quite wants Indian clothing to compete with the heat.

It is fine news about the Airship.  A fine piece of work, & I hope many more will have the same fate.

Will write more in next.

Best love.

Y[ou]r affect[iona]te son
A.M. Leake

{HALS reference 86995}


15/6/15 — B.E.F.

My dear Mammy

Many thanks for the parcel.  It contains many useful things & is most acceptable.  Have plenty of underclothing to go on with.

There is nothing much doing in these parts & we are still in the same town.  It is difficult to get through the time & life is not very exciting just now.  A few sick to see in the morning & a ride in the afternoon is about all one has to do.  Should like much to get home for leave but don’t think there is any chance of it.  Have not seen a paper today, but yesterday’s gave a good account of Russia.

Hope you are all fit & enjoying the summer weather.

Best love.

Y[ou]r affect[iona]te son
A.M. Leake

{HALS reference 86997}



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