Canadian Y.M.C.A headed notepaper
H.M. FORCES ON ACTIVE SERVICE
Pte. A.A. Smith
Reply to Essex Regt
15th I.B.D A.P.O (817)
July 13th 1916
I have not very much news to tell you but I thought I would write you a short note in case you did not receive my first letter.
We do not get very much news here as it is a job to get a paper so I expect you know more about the war than we do although we are much nearer.
We are alright for cigarettes here 4 packets given out per week. I think it is rather too far to send parcels at present & I don’t think we shall be staying here very long.
Well I think I must conclude now Father. Hoping you are all in the best of health.
With much love from
From your devoted
P.S. Many thanks for your letter I was very pleased to hear from you also for parcel I shall appreciate it very much if you have sent it. If we leave here I would get it alright as it would be sent on to me; but if you have not packed it up yet I think I should leave it until you hear from me again.
Remember me to Darvills & Miss Dimond. Glad they are all well. I will write to them first opportunity I get.