Pte. A. Smith
3rd Essex Regt
Att 27th Training Reserve
Jan 17th 16 Year should be 1917
Many thanks for your welcome letter received to-day.
How do you like this snowy weather? It is very dirty here marching about, but one gets used to it & it is not so bad if you have got a good pair of boots. Roll on when the summer comes.
It is ages since I have seen Miss Upton. I am glad they are all well.
Thank you for the parcel, but I don’t think you will be able to send any more to Parkston. I am leaving here on Sunday unless there is any alteration. I shall go to Southend first as I shall have to bring all my kit with me & I don’t want to cart it about. I want to have a run round town to see Pat & Ciss if there is time so I shall probably come to Wood Green on Monday; but I will try & let you know more definite when I know for certain when I shall be leaving & how many days I have got.
We finished on the range last Monday. I am a 2nd Class shot & I believe a 1st but have not seen the scores yet. I am not sorry we have finished it was terribly cold.
Please excuse more news now.
Glad you are all well.
Am looking forward to seeing you soon.
With much love from