Christmas puddings in camp
CHRISTMAS PUDDINGS FOR SOLDIERS IN CAMP.
(To the Editor).
WOULD you be good enough to allow me room in your paper to say that I have just received a letter from Canon Garland (Lieut. Colonel) [ David John Garland ] stating that the [ Soldiers’ ] Church of England Help Society has undertaken to provide Christmas pudding for all soldiers in camp [ Enoggera Army Training Camp, Brisbane ], and that it is estimated that 10,000 lbs. [ 4,536kg ] will be required in order to give each man 1lb. [ 453g ]?
It is suggested that friends might help, either by making puddings, or by sending money to purchase puddings.
If the former plan is adopted, the puddings ought to be 5lbs. [ 2.27kg ] in weight and tied in stout cloth.
The name of the sender should be attached.
I would be glad to forward either puddings or money from here, but I would be particularly grateful if those who will kindly help in the matter would be good enough to inform me so that I could advise the Society by the 20th inst. what help is likely to be given.
I know of no better way than asking you to kindly allow this request through your columns by which to make known the need.
– from page 2 of “The Northern Miner” (Charters Towers, Queensland) of 9 November 1915