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The Letter

 Copyright © Jennifer Marshall 2014, 65 x 61 cm oil

While resting upon the desert sand in the shade of his horse during one of their regulation 10 minutes stops, this Light Horseman has pulled from his pocket a letter, and leant against his horse’s front leg to read. His horse has dropped his head to share this quiet moment with his master. Is he reading aloud to his horse? Does the paper smell of eucalyptus leaves from home? Who is this precious letter from? I leave you to imagine...

During World War 1 letters and parcels were sent by ship and took many weeks, sometimes months to reach the intended recipient; especially if they were out on a “stunt” in the desert . Soldier’s on deployment overseas eagerly await news from home by mail, and these communications can be a great morale booster to young men living in uncomfortable and dangerous conditions.

These are excerpts from the diary or letters of Major Harold B Suttor as related in JOURNEYS OF A LIGHT HORSEMAN by Andrew Shepherdson (his grandson)

“ I had a letter from my mother last night which I was so glad to get.” p.26

“I received 2 letters from you on my arrival here yesterday. I was awfully glad to get them as I have not had many for a long time...” p.35

“My dearest Mother,
 I was so glad to get a letter from you a few days ago. It was about 5 weeks old, so really it hadn’t been long on the way, as we are right out in the desert now.”
p.106

“I was so awfully pleased to receive 2 home letters and 2 Bulletins as I had no idea that a mail was expected and somehow think that it must have come on a troop transport as several people here didn’t get any. “ p.135

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Jennifer:

I picked up the print today from our nosy small town postal worker. "What did you get from Australia?" she asked. When I remarked that it was a print of the Australian Light Horse in WWI all that generated was a very puzzled look.
In any event the print is absolutely gorgeous . . . better "in person" than on the website! Thanks so much for sending it out so fast. Now I've got to make some wall space available . . .
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Dear Mr. Marshall,

Your print on canvas "The Charge" was given to me at my retirement dinner by my officers of the Special Operations Component, Coral Springs Police Department in Coral Springs, Florida. Trully stunning rendition which captures the excitement of the moment while conveying a warmth of comeradeship to the end. It will hang in my study above my collection of King and Country Lighthorsemen collectibles.

I served 35 years with Coral Springs Police Department with the last four years as Captain of the S.O.C. which is 26 officers strong with various units (Tactical & Gang, K-9, Bikes and Substations).

Your painting made my day, thank you, F McK.