George Ryan’s letter home dated 26 Nov 1915
On headed notepaper with regimental crest 9th Middlesex Regt.
26 Nov 1915
Dear M & F,
Thanks very much for your letter of Nov 4 also for the parcel of Tobacco & Gums which I received at Jafferpore the day after I wrote last week. I’ve had 2 or 3 of the chocolates with my bread & butter at tea-time each day, they are alright & the gums are quite a treat. They kept quite alright & they did not taste of Tobacco. The fags are all gone but about 4 so there’s no need to say anything more about them.
I didn’t do so well as I expected at Firing. I missed two days; that made a lot of difference. But I expect we shall fire another course before next Sept. We might possibly fire again next March at Dinapore.
I’ve asked Mr. Walker to send you an extra £1= I have not been able to go up to Calcutta to get anything so will you get them all something for me for Christmas about 2/- also something for yourself & what’s over put to the “General Expenses”.
We are moving on the 9th or 10th of next month but 40 of us are to be left behind. We don’t know who they will be yet.
Hoping you are all well.
Love to all,
Yr loving son
Answer to Dinapore.