[28 March 1916]
2) Major HA Dawson R.A.
Staff Capt WO
My application papers have been returned to the O.C. of my unit from our Corps with a note attached to the effect that seeing that you have stated on them that you are prepared to accept me as 2/ RGA (SR) provided they are satisfactorily completed etc… therefore they constitute an application for appointment to the Special Reserve of Officers & as such should be filled on Army Form B201.
My Commanding Officer told me that therefore the application papers cannot go through in their present form and that it will be necessary either that I obtain & fill Army Form B201 or he suggested to me that I should write to you enclosing the papers and ask you to erase the SR.
When I presented myself to you at the War Office I intended to apply for a <temporary>commission in RGA for the Period of the War and when I saw that you had written SR I took it to mean that I should