Alf Smith letter 10 Feb 1917

No 27521

Pte. A. Smith

3rd Essex Regt

“E” Company

Felixstowe

 

Feb 10th 17

 

Dear Father

 

Thank you very much for your interesting letter.  I was pleased to receive it as I began to think they were being lost not getting any since I have been here until Thursday.

Well what do you think of this wintry weather?  I shall be jolly glad when the warm weather comes.  I had to be in the fashion with colds but it is much better now.

I am glad they are all well at Queen’s Park.  Does Sid still like the army.  I suppose Albert was home at the same time that was rather fortunate; how is he getting on I guess he will be jolly glad to get back to his old job again?

I had a letter from Albert the other day. What did you think of the photo is it any good?  I have not seen one of that yet.

I have been doing a bit of scheming since I have been here. I managed to escape two drafts but was caught properly on Friday could not see any way of getting out of it.  I do not know where we are booked for or when we are going but it will probably be on Wednesday so I should like to have a few lines from you before then just to know you are all well.

I hope you will excuse the decorations but the pen is a bit of a rotter it is taking a long time to dry & there isn’t any blotting paper about.

Well I think I must finish now am going to see what the pictures are like this evening.

Hoping you are all enjoying the best of health.

I suppose you have not been doing any skating this winter.

 

With much love

From your

Devoted

Son

 

 

This letter is written in ink and has many ink splats over the pages.