No 3142 P/e G.G. Hammond
2/7th Bat Mc/r Regt
D Compy 15 Platoon
Dear Father & Mother
I must thank you for the nice cake you sent me. We enjoyed it very much and the boys thought it was fine. I had a F.S.pc from Fred this week he is alright. Has Turk become more sensible yet? I think he would make a good mascot for our Battalion. Have you seen Arthur yet he went home last week and he promised to call round. I have been expecting to see the Colonel any day. I believe he asks you if you can find 80 to 100 £ a year. I shall say “Yes” as I believe it is only a bluff, but if it should be true I dare say you could manage nearly 80 £ some how. Ashman has been made a L/cp. I should have had two stripes by now only for the commission. There is another rumour about the Dardanelles. I hope it is not true, if it is I suppose I shall have to go unless I see the Adjutant. You see it is always a long time before you can manage to see the Colonel. It took Arthur 3 week- at least he says it did. I believe Mr & Mrs Spencer are coming down again next week with the baby. In the next parcel you send could you enclose some boiled ham – home made of course.
I was on Post Office orderly yesterday – running about with telegrams – and who should I meet in there operating – but Charlie Higgins. He is going to write to Fred. How’s Pa going on I never hear much about him. Nothing more to say at present