Alf Smith’s letter 27 Nov 1916


Mr. A Smith,

C/O Mrs Griggs,

24 Parkeston Rd.,




Nov 27th 16


Dear Father


Here we are again back in the old spot.  This is a very quiet little place but it is only about 30 min walk from Dovercourt, so I am generally down there in the evening.  I was looking forward to seeing some of my old friends here but they have all been sent away at different times.  So far we have had a very easy time much better than Felixstowe.

I am glad to say I have managed to get into a very comfortable billet again, the person in the house is very good she has made a grand fire for us each evening it is even more comfortable than the other place.

Thank you for your letter; it came just a few minutes before I left.

Fancy Albert Taylor being home again, I should very much liked to have seen him. How has he been getting on I should like to know?  I hope they are all well.

It is very good of you to mention about sending a parcel it will be very acceptable. The grub is very bad here worse than Felixstowe; but I make up for it when I go down town.  I had an egg, toast, & cakes for my tea yesterday.

Well I have not very much news to tell you so I think I must finish now.

I believe we get six days leave for Christmas, but it will either be before or after nobody is allowed to be away on Christmas or Boxing day so I am looking forward to seeing you then if not before.

I hope you are well also Jess, Ethel & Winnie.

Well Au revoir


With much love

Your devoted



P.S. I had a letter from Ciss I am glad she is getting on alright; have you been over there yet?

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