Alf Smith’s postcard 16 Apr 1916

Post Card


April 16 16th


Dear Father


I am putting in for a pass this week of course I don’t know whether I shall get it; but will you please send a post-card by return if you are going away for Easter; don’t trouble to write if you will be at home.  Or any other week you are going away if you could manage to let me know not later than Wednesday morning first post because we have to give our papers in by then & give the address where we are going so you see it is necessary for me to know so as I know whether to Wood Green or Southend.  If I can get more than 24 hours I think I should go to Southend as I should like to see Albert as well if possible as we do not seem to get away very often.  I would write to you then or send a telegram so you will know what it is if one comes & no doubt you would be able to come to Southend.  They do not give one any time to make arrangements the last lot that went did not know they had got passes until about two hours before they started.  Do not alter your arrangements if you are going away; because I shall very likely not get off this week.  I hope you will not think I am worrying you about getting home; but I am anxious to see you all & want to arrange it the best way when I do get away.

Glad to say everything is going A.1