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A letter from Palestine - Crane

Argus - Saturday, 3rd August, 1918

Mr. W. Myhill of Plashett has received a letter from Squadron Leader Malcolm Crane, ALH, dated Moascar, April 18th, in which the writer says - 'I suppose you heard of Fred White being killed in action on March 27th. He will be greatly missed by all ranks as he was very popular and always was respected right through the Regiment. Claude Redman was also among the missing and at present we can get no word of him, but I expect his people will have heard from authorities before you get this. lf I should hear anything in the way of details I will let you know. I was very sorry to hear of it as Claude was in my old troop and the best soldier in it.

Billie was doing well last time I heard. He has gone through all the recent stunts and never lost any sleep over there. He is the same growly, cheerful old beggar as ever. I still have the chesnut colt with me - he has filled out into one of the crack horses of the Regiment and is a clinker to ride. News has since been received that Trooper Redman is officially reported wounded and a Prisoner of War at Damascus.