From a Muhammadan of the Punjab serving in the 59th now wounded and in the Meerut General Hospital, Brockenhurst to his brother with the regiment - - original in Urdu, dated 12th March, 1915
"Very few men go from here to India and very many to the depot or the trenches. They have not sent me to India but have ordered me to rejoin. I expect that they will send me into the trench. Pray always that the God of mercy may pass you through the time in safety. The feeding arrangements here are good but no-one goes to India."