St. Botolph’s Vicarage,
March 9 1915.
Dear Mr. Beaumont Boggs
I am very grieved to hear of Herberts death at the Front and beg to send my own deep sympathy and that of my wife with you Mrs. Boggs at this terrible loss. But you may well feel proud of having a son who fell gloriously in fighting for his country and for all that is worth having in national life.
I went up to London with the express purpose of going down to Salisbury Plain to see my friend before they started, but only to learn that I was just too late as they had left a day or two before.
I should have gone earlier but for my wife illness much detained me at home.
I hope Arthur is well. I heard that he is in a Cavalry Regiment in India, but am in the dark as to whether he is taking part in any of our wars in so many parts of the world.
With our kind remembrances to Mrs Beaumont Boggs