1918 – November 29

Orders at last. Glad to cease being unemployed. I leave for Agra to-morrow morning, visiting the Shrine at Makhad and my old friend the hereditary Saint on the banks of the Indus (Pir Sahib Said Ghulam Abas) and staying a day at Jhelum.

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1918 – November 23

The sensation of the War being over is peculiar. I lectured at the Islamia College to the students on Monday 18th, at the Club on Wednesday 20th, an address at the Soldiers’ Home to the C.E.M.S.* on Thursday, 21st. On Monday we dine with the Chief Commissioner**, and on Tuesday I give a lecture at the Edwards College.

*Church of England Men’s Society

**Most likely Roos-Keppel

1918 – November 12

Susanna and Miss Key arrived from Murree by the early morning train and brought with them the wonderful news of:

P  E  A  C  E   A T   L A S T !

and this GREATEST WAR is over.

We are so accustomed to war in this fifth year that we can hardly believe the news.

Meantime  I have been more or less forgiven and am to have command of a new Brigade at Agra – but I do not believe now that the war is over that they will ever want any new Brigades. Susanna and Miss Key are staying with the Bomfords and we go over there also in a few days.

We celebrated Peace at the Club with a Champagne dinner party with the Rennies.

1918 – November 5

Arrived Peshawar 6.30 a.m., staying with the Rennies – I am glad we came here, there is no spot on earth where we would have more friends and they are good friends. Quite enough friends to keep us cheery – and I am not down on my luck. The telegrams I sent the War Office were certainly impertinent and much too strong, I see that now in cold blood, but they should make allowance for circumstances and let me off with an apology – their present treatment is certainly unjust. But what do all these petty little private matters weigh against the splendid war news – Austria, Turkey and Bulgaria unconditional surrender! and the end of the war – a victorious end – in sight.