Erroll Pilkington Gillespie Letters
Letters from from Erroll Pilkington Gillespie to his family. Learn more.
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Cavendish Hotel, Eastbourne. Telephone No. 1070
brain would be mighty useful, which unfortunately I haven't got! The theory of machine Gun fire, ranges elevation etc. is also fairly difficult. Machine Gunnery of today is run very much on the principles of artillery. By the way while I think of it, there is a slide rule in one of the drawers in Sholto's room which I should be glad if you would send me, one has to have one for working out calculations quickly in this business. If I could get that one in time it would save me buying another as they cost about £1.10.0 & it wouldn't cost anything to mail it over. You cant mistake it, if you see it. It is about 1 foot long & in a black case.
BC Archives, MS-2685 Box 17 File 3 / OLIVER, William Edgar, 1867 – 1920. Victoria; lawyer. / Erroll P. Gillespie, correspondence outward, 1917 – 1919.