Alf Smith letter 21 March 1917

No 27521

Pte. A.A. Smith

1st Essex Regt.

15th I.B.D.

A.P.O. (S24)

B.E.F. France


March 21st 17


Dear Father


Just a few lines to let you know I am quite well.

There is not very much news to tell you but thought you would just like to have a few lines from me.

It is not a bad idea to put your address on the back of the envelope when you write as it will be returned without being opened if it does not reach me.

What do you think of the news lately?  It looks very good I think we shall soon have to be singing when Tommy comes marching home &c don’t you.

I shall be very glad to hear from you when you have time to write a few lines.

Hoping you are all in the best of health.

With much love

From your




Letter to Rev. R.M. Laporte Payne 20 March 1917

Letter to Rev. R.M. Laporte Payne 20 March 1917


Telephone No VICTORIA 6154


Association for Befriending Boys

President – The Rt Hon the Rt. Rev The Lord Bishop of London

Rev. J. Scott Lidgett, D.D. Chairman

Sir William Chance, Bt., Hon Treasurer

Henry F. New, Secretary.


Denison House (Rooms 38 and 39)

296 Vauxhall Bridge Road S.W. I

London March 20th 1917

Please Quote St. P 40


Rev & Dear Sir,


May I venture to commend to your kind notice, a boy named Robert Wynne, who will be sixteen this year. He left the School in 1916 with a very good character, and is now working with Mr. F. Lane, 10 ,High Street, N. Finchley.  It would be a great advantage to the boy if he could get to know you.


I am,

Rev. & Dear Sir,

Yours very faithfully,

H.F. New

Secretary M.M.


The Rev. W La Porte Payne,

Christchurch Vicarage,

  1. Finchley.