Pte. A Smith 5 Apr 1916


Pte. A Smith

No 27521

“C” Co12th Batt

Essex Regt



April 5th 16


Dear Father


Thank you very much for letter just received.  I posted yours about 1 hour before.  Also for mentioning about sending a cake that is absolutely what I do want now.

You will have to address it the same as the letters because nothing is allowed to be delivered at our billets.  They all have to go to the army depot.  It will come through quite alright if you pack it up well & tie a label on it.

It will make a nice change going to Farnham I hope you will enjoy yourself, remember me to them all down there.

You might let me have a post-card when you are going away because leave is like everything else in the army you do not know until the last minute so in case I did not have time to write I should know what to do because it would not be worth my coming home if you are away.

I will not forget to post that form away I am glad you got it filled in.

Well Father I will not trouble with any more long letters now.

Just waiting for the concert to start at the YMCA.


With much love

Your devoted