18 West Parade
4th Nov 1914
My dear Eugénie
Many thanks for your letter of the 30th inst. I have still no news of the Hodson children. I have done all I could in Folkestone and the War Refugees Committee in London know nothing of them. I am putting an advertisement into the “Franco-Belge” which the refugees read; Madame Michot might see it.
Ethel has left with Courtney for Weymouth where the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Scots is stationed; he can do work there with one hand but I expect it will be some weeks before he is fit for the front again. We still have baby and the nurse here, they will go to Weymouth next week when Ethel will have found rooms.
Courtney’s regiment had been moved up north towards Béthune, he was wounded in that direction, at the close of a three days fights, just as he was getting the Germans to return.
I often see Polly, she seems fairly well, is pleased with her doctor who assures her that he is confident of curing her.
Florence is not well yet, the doctor will not let her go out; she still has an irritating sort of cough and must not talk much, otherwise she is well.
Much love from us both.
Your affectionate brother