Green envelope FPO 28 9Jy 15 to E. Hammond 9 Countess St Stockport.
62210 RE Sigs
9th Scot Div
- 7. 15
I received your letter and parcel OK yday. I am fixed up now for a few days as they sent me some tobacco from home the same time. I also had a parcel & letter from 212 Vic Rd. so if we have a quick move or get shelled out of here I shall want Peter Wright of prude ass fame. Our Divn is now in working order. We form part of the 1st Army Corps. I am at Brigade HQ at present abt 2 or 3 miles from first line of trenches. There is plenty of noise at times. We have had a few shells near in fact a fellow standing near me picked a piece of hot shell up. Some of the lads are in the trenches & have to keep their heads well down. So you see I am pretty near to it now of course mums the word at home. Mar sent me one of her cakes I never liked cake much at home but one appreciates it here. Some of the boys brought in some broad beans today so had what one might call a bean feast. I had a letter from Geo a day or to ago. I hope he gets his Com. There is nothing much to report as we are strictly forbidden to saying much. It is rather a change to be lulled to sleep by the noise of the guns and hear them whistling through the
air. I heard of Gladys success at tennis also her offer for Crewe but I think anr yr at school would be best at present seeing that the house is so quiet now a days. What say you? I am not having a bad time at all here and I hope to see a bit of excitement before long. Well old sport remember me to all enquiring friends. Will drop you a line soon. Your old Golf Teacher. you don’t need to shout 4
Burgy here 11 11
Note on Signals form:
This is a note from the fellow I mentioned in my letter Eh
Dear Mrs Hammond
I have just had a taste of your cake from Fred. I must say your cake making does you great credit. It was OK
Yours etc S Reading
P.S. I am getting more like Fred every day. Will send you 5 Francs but not this week of our Lord.
By one whos’ had some.
Your cake plenty nice.