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Tha Edilor of 'The Proas' having written to Co'onel i bode?, bespeaking bis good offiofS in connection with the Christmas Gifts sent by 'The Press" readers with the land co.operation of the Lady Liverpool Fund Committee, received a reply Wednesday's mail. In the courseofhis 'fitter, whfch is dated Cairo, December 3rd, Colonel Bhodes sn.ys: —

•'Tour letter of tho 29»h September is to hand. returned from Gallipoli. wh re I had a most interesting tirao poaiß through mo-t of the trenelirs from rtnvla to pxtrome light, and, in addition, I wns ablo to epare a dny or two for Hnlles The reason [or my delay at the front ib that I waited the return of out men who had bi>en resting at Mudros, and who. waro expected at Anzae from day to day. Eventually 1 was ablo to fee our infranfcry in tho trnnohes. at what ie known Apex, on the top o£ theßhododendron Spur, and the mounted men. busy preparing quarters on Bauebop'a Hill, Ail wr-ro v> ry much better for thoT rest at Mudrce The weather was mild and pleasant, bin after wo returned to Rludros wo had three days r.f bitterly eokl wind. Ii: that is nny indication of what the men avo likely to experience during (he winter months, they will, I am sure fjreatjy appreciate the sheepskin waistcoats, soroo of which must have already been dc 3 patfhed. "On my rotuvn to Alexandria I found a number of copies of tho "Preos" whioh I rfgret (o sny I have not yet had time to read. I was, therefore, not awarn until I o; ensri your letter that £1000 had been collected for Christmas presents tho Canterbury men.

"You will be interested to know there wcic jestei'dp-y 1300 ea=ea in the Ordnaneo jjtoie ii 6 Alexandria containing gifia for distribtitiou to our men, and as nt least UOO of thet'B would hnvo to be opened and repacked you enn understand that tbo smH bac jib hand 3 full In addition to thwse oasts there arrived yesterday 450 cases of parorla to our Advanooil l?asa Post Ofl'ioe, Alexandria. Wβ hove decided to send, a reliable oflicer to Anzac in obavgo of the gift goods, and Jmvo every hope that they will bavo a Bafo transit.

"As regards the Poet Offioe, we have now ft larger and more experienced staff housed in a suitable building in the centre of Alexandria, instead of in a nbed at (be dooka. I trust therefore, that there -will ncrw be fewer oomplaintsfrom tho men about nori receipt of letters and parcela," s

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COL. HEATON RHODES AT GALLIPOLI., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3513, 14 January 1916

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COL. HEATON RHODES AT GALLIPOLI. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3513, 14 January 1916

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