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23rd October 1914: - Preparing to Embark - World War One
This original World War One letter tells of my great grandfather's preparations before embarking on a ship to war.
Reginald Trevor writes to his mother telling of his preparations to embark
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
23rd October 1914
I am in Melbourne now as you see. I am forwarding you my things today; I have until Monday to report at headquarters when I go to the camp. I will let you know and you can write to me there at the address I will send you later. The first lot have gone away and the second lot have their uniforms.
I met some fellows from Welshpool who are out here, so I will not be entirely friendless. Don’t trouble to answer this letter until I can send you a permanent address. I hope the children have got over their sickness.
Give them my love and tell them that I will see them before I go away. I forgot to mention that I will address my boxes to Chatswood Rly. Stn. and they will be prepaid.
Hoping you will get them alright. I remain your affectionate son,
For background information about Reginald Trevor, please click here.
For easier navigation I have listed each letter in chronological order:
- Rediscovering my great grandfather, Reginald Trevor: Letters home from World War 1
23rd October 1914: - Preparing to Embark - World War One (current page)
- 3rd Dec 1916: WW1 Letter: Life in Perham Downs camp - England
- 18th April 1917: WW1 Letter: Stretcher bearers, ships and shell shock
- 14th Oct 1917: WW1 letter: The tedium of 'home service' in England
- 22 Oct 1917: Wounded in the Battle of Pozières - the Somme: WW1 Letter home