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Letter from Walter Waring, October 1918
Major Walter Waring served with the Lothian and Borders Horse Yeomanry. He wrote this letter from Gibraltar to his daughter, Kitty, while recuperating from his war wounds.
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…I am sending you a picture I have drawn of the view from my bedroom window…. The hill in the distance is Africa…. The tree is near my window but I have not seen any monkeys in it yet. The monkeys came down the other day and were all in the church yard. The mother monkeys were teaching the babies to climb. …It is not so hot here now and I have a blanket on my bed again. I was very pleased to get it again, but alas, when it warmed up there were occupants which awoke and began to bite!
A big kiss and a big hug from your Daddie.
(Reproduced with kind permission of Sir Ilay Campbell, National Records of Scotland reference: GD372/57/33)
(National Records of Scotland reference: GD372/57/34)