I have been amongst the P.cards again so I'm sending you one of
them. I'm sure you will be pleased with it. The long
talked of sham fight came off to-day. We easily came out on
top. I think Capt. Cochrane would be pleased with
the result. The adjutant will be sending round a printed
report likely so we will hear what he thinks of the thing. We
are having another inspection tomorrow. we have all be served with
equipment so we will be more soldier like. I hear we have to join
Guards at Selkirk
next Thursday and oppose the Black
Watch men at Astikirke. It will be a big affair for us. I
hear we may be camped at Melrose
all summer but we hear lots of things. It was warm work to-day,
carrying the pack. You look more like horses than men when you get
harnessed up. This is a 10.30 night but I won't bother the pictures.
"Quo Vadis" is on and I have seen it before. I will
have to close now. I'm looking for a letter tomorrow. Remember me to
all at Hawick,
Love from George
Gallashiels is a busy Scottish town on the A7 from Carlisle to Edinburgh
which in 1915 was still heavily dependent on the textile industry.
Possible Captain Walter
Francis Cochrane of the 1st/4th Battalion, the King's
Own Scottish Borders who was killed in action in 1917.