Pte. A.A. Smith Letter 13 July 1916

Canadian Y.M.C.A headed notepaper

H.M. FORCES ON ACTIVE SERVICE

Pte. A.A. Smith

No 27521

Reply to Essex Regt

15th I.B.D A.P.O (817)

B.E.F. France

 

July 13th 1916

 

Dear Father

 

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

Son

Alf

 

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.

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