Dick-Cunyngham letter to wife dated 6 Aug 1914
On headed notepaper of
The Dolphin Hotel.
My own Precious one,
Have just arrived 11 p.m. and am staying here – whole Town one was of officers & men.
I shall never forget your dear sweet bravery today, you gave me strength to bear up, and God I know will send his blessing on you both.
I hope my darling little Betty was a comfort to you this crossing – it was a sad journey here – but I had companions all the way – a nice young Devon Subaltern who thinks he will get to Jersey tonight to join his Regt.
I shall get my orders in the morning & shall I expect be very busy – things look in an awful muddle. Met ‘a Senior’ here tonight, he forgot my name. I can’t remember his at present! Bald headed gunner – shall meet many other pals I expect in the morning.
All my love & God keep you safe. I will write again tomorrow
With black edged envelope addressed to Mrs Dick Cunyngham, Mount View, Crownhill S.O., S. Devon. Postmarked Southampton 12.15 p.m. 6 AU 14.