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Letter from Major John Montgomery, 1st Mounted Rifles (1st Natal Carbineers), to his sister, 1 December 1914

Montgomery was then serving in German South-West Africa (now Namibia). As well as including personal information his letter describes the conditions on campaign: 'My merry men have to patrol out a good distance to our front and we have posts on the flanks a good way out. It is very hot in these parts and where we patrol is one of the hottest places in this hot country. Our Sabbath morn was disbanded by aeroplanes dropping bombs on this camp…but fortunately did no damage'.

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NAM. 2001-12-9-6


National Army Museum, London


National Army Museum, Study collection

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