Y.M.C.A headed notepaper.
Pte. A.A. Smith
Reply to “C” Company 12th Bat. Essex Regt
Stationed at Dovercourt
July 4th 1916
As you see by the above address we are still at Dovercourt, I don’t know when we are going but I expect it will be all in a hurry when we do start. If I could find out for certain that we should be here for a little time I would try for a pass this week but I don’t think there is any chance of getting it.
How did you enjoy yourself at Farnham I hope they are all well?
I should be pleased to hear from you but if you write don’t send anything beyond a letter in case we move.
What do you think of the war news? We seem to be doing jolly well now.
It is grand weather here now. Glad to say I am quite well.
Did you receive my post-card it was written in rather a hurry.
I hope you are quite well also Jess & Ethel.
Remember me to Darvills & Miss Dimond how are they all?
With much love