From a Said of the Peshawar Border, serving with the 129th in France, to a shopkeeper in Peshawar - original in Urdu dated 7th March, 1915
"Pray earnestly for we are in a very evil place. All are unbelievers here .God forbid that any Mussulman should come to this war. My regiment went into battle one day and the Germans took four hundred prisoners...at every two steps a German lay dead. Our trenches are only twenty-five yards from the German trenches."