Fred Hammond letter 11 Oct 1916


Dear Mar & Pa

I received Gladys letter OK a few days ago.  Gladys seems to be having a good time of it.  You must excuse me for not writing lately as I haven’t been in the same place five mins together anyhow I am writing this in a spot John Alleman occupied not so long ago so I suppose there’s some hopes of staying hereabouts for a while.  The weather has been awful lately.  I developed a nasty cold about a week ago.  Glad to say I’m practically OK again except that my teeth have been troubling me a bit.  Today has been lovely & a lovely moon shines over the valley it is almost like day.  Hope we get a spell of this weather and then we shall be able to get a move on.  Well I don’t think there’s anything further to say.  Hoping you are all well.  A few cakes won’t be amiss in this spot along with that Trench Powder.  If it isn’t too much trouble as I am miles from anywhere.  The only things here are bits of trees & myriads of shell holes.  Remember me to all enquiring friends.  Will drop you pcs if unable to find time to write.

Yours with love Bergy

A drop of cough mixture from Turners underbank would do me good these cold nights.