Extract from WW1 letter dated 28th April 1917
From David Taylor BEF France to May Muggridge Beckenham UK
“….This afternoon the brigade sports have been held, all four regiments taking part of course. Our own General was there and also our own particular General of Generals. This last gentleman is known throughout the division as Frosty Face, and is noted for ‘strafing’ anybody and everybody about everything. I have only come in to contact with him once and that was on the road. Three of us were discussing the work and how a certain drain should be dug. He arrived on the scene suddenly, told us we should not be talking together and ordered us back to our men. He’s a darling….I am very glad you had a good weekend. It is good of you to go and see Mum as often as you do…”