Pte. A. Smith
St Andrews Hospital
Oct 6th 16
Many thanks for your letter, & paper. I was very pleased to hear from you
& to know that you are well.
It must have been a grand sight to see that airship in flames. I had a letter from Ethel she said that you were asleep at the time. They seem very sharp in the north of London to bring down two I guess they will think twice before they come over that way again.
I am pleased to say I am much better in fact feeling alright although still in bed am getting rather tired of it but still I am not doing any grumbling it is a treat to be in good old England instead of on the other side of the water.
I expect you received that postcard I don’t know exactly what it said but it is nothing only an official idea that everybody has to send.
I had a letter from Ciss this morning & was very surprised to hear that she was leaving Farnham. I expect you know that Charlie has left again I should think she would be better off without him.
Well I think I have come to the end of the news at present there is not very much to tell you.
I hope you will have a good time at Southend remember me to Mr & Mrs Jones I received their letter & will answer it very soon.
I guess you will be pleased to hear that Albert is exempt from the army.
I hope you are all well
With much love
From your devoted