Feature Letter of April 30th, 2016
Lane, Daniel Austin
Nearly everybody thinks we are going to Mesopotamia, but our new unit, the South Persian Rifles, has no connection whatever with the armies operating in the above district. We are not connected with the Indian Army either, although under the pay of the Indian Government. When I arrive in India, where the new rate of pay commences, I will be able to get real value for my work at Toronto and Cambridge, for I understand we are to get $40 a month and travelling expenses, the same rate as a major in the Indian Army receives. I think it pays to take one's work seriously. It has certainly been profitable for those of us who kept up our interest throughout the various courses, although the work was most trying at times.