30th Aug 1916
Dear Mar & Pa
Just a line to say I am OK. Received your letter the other day glad to hear you are taking a little holiday hope you don’t get Zepped don’t think there’s much chance of that if the weather keeps like it has this last 48 hours. I am quite willing for Par to take that affair on for me if Gladys doesn’t need it all I think it’s a good thing. You are welcome at any time to do what you think is a good thing. As long as you don’t go in for clocks or pictures. Am having a very decent time at present.
We possess an excellent band which gives us all the latest & classical music also a cinema show is run by our Divn and we have now added a concert troop entitled the Thistles among which are some fine throstles. We are just getting everything to perfection but from what the papers say just lately with Roumania & perhaps greasy old Greece coming in there seems every indication of an early termination other words La Guerre finishing toute suite – Hope I am in time for the turkey if not a nice hot X bun wouldn’t be amiss. There’s nothing else to report. All merry & bright
Field Service Post Card FPO D.2. To E. Hammond, 9, Countess St. Stockport. I am quite well. Fred 6.9.16