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The Bugle

"A Weekly Chronicle of Regimental News"

Vol VII - No. 138 Poona March 4th 1897

Bugle Calls

Mrs. Paget arrived in Poona on Friday

last, we one and all tender her a hearty

welcome.

The annual Exodus to the hills has already

begun and we miss several well

known faces at the Gymkhana when listening

to the Band in the evenings. On

the other hand the various Garrison and

Signalling classes are in full swing, and

most of the regiments in this Presidency

are represented in the Station at present.

The Plague is, we regret to state, "going

strong" here and the number of cases and

victims daily increase.

The following is an extract from a letter

from Captain G. F. Menzies to the Lieut.

Colonel Commanding, dated 15th February

1897.

"Kindly convey to all the Officers and

accept yourself my sincere gratitude and

thanks for erecting a Tombstone to the

memory of my brother. The Tombstone

was a handsome one and nothing could

have been more suitable.

Lieut. Colonel Parker-Jervis, who began

his Army career in the 54th, afterwards

served in both the 1st and 2nd Battalions of

the Durham Light Infantry, and was for

five years the popular Adjutant of the

4th Battalion has kindly expressed a wish

to join in subscribing to the memorial

erected by the officers in Sholapur Cemetery

to our late 2nd in Command.

Lieut. Colonel Jervis and Major Rosseter

Were very old friends and companions.

Our Polo team have arrived in Meerut -

and seem to have had a somewhat trying

journey thither - they are putting up with

the most kind and hospitable 5th D. G.'s

there.