Category Archives: 1939/10

October 31st 1939 – Madras


Were beaten in the above match 1-2 – that night Jerry Beale, John and I went to the cinema and then to the Connemara. We got in without paying Rs 2/-  and had a few drinks and sat in observation. … Continue reading

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October 27th 1939 – Madras


Beale returned from leave late, not having received his recall telegram – John, he and I spent last Saturday in Connemara after dinner, in observation. A letter from Ma, announcing Hugh’s marriage to Peggy Farlow. Wrote to Hugh and Uncle … Continue reading

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October 21st 1939 – Madras


There are one or two funny chaps in the Wilts detachment up here. There is a Major Bearen, with a damn pretty wife, who is the “compleat tennis rabbit”. One Major Ludford, known as Babe, whose wife has a mind … Continue reading

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October 18th 1939 – Madras


The Wilts came to a guest night last Saturday. Met one Jos Redman, who seemed to get a bit pissed towards the end. After dinner the bloods played ‘Crown and Anchor’ which I got from Spencer’s – seemed to go … Continue reading

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October 14th 1939 – Madras


On Thursday went in to watch the Wiltshire’s retreat, in the fort, had supper and watched our Khatlak dance, which was laid on in the fort for the benefit of the troops. First one I ever saw and it was … Continue reading

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October 8th 1939 – Madras


Work, tennis, football and booze. Maitland, France, Gilbert and Morris returned from leave, having doubled half the atlantic in a convoy and been attacked by submarines in the Mediterranean. A partridge drive arranged for today, but the shikhari never turned … Continue reading

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October 2nd 1939 – Madras


That party with the Harridans went off all right. They were only two hours late in arriving, and I had to look after the heavyweight May for many an hour, whilst John went about his business with Honor. Yesterday went … Continue reading

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