Alf Smith letter 18 Feb 1917

 

Letter

Feb 18th 17

 

Dear Father

 

I guess you will be surprised to see I am still at Felixstowe after receiving my card.  Well we were ready to leave at 5 P.M. yesterday, had my kit on when it was cancelled so you can see we were nearly away.  I do not know the reason, but they say it was owing to a Naval battle the boats were sounding the syrens all the afternoon.

Well I am writing to wish you many happy returns of your Birthday.

I shall be pleased to hear from you to know that you are well, a post card will be sufficient in case I do not receive it.  I don’t know when we shall be leaving now, it may be to-morrow.

Well I think I must finish now (short & sweet) I know you don’t like long letters. Just going down to the Pavilion to hear the band.

With best wishes & good health.

Hoping you are all well.

With much love

From your devoted

Son

 

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