Dear Pa & Ma
Just a line to let you know I am gogging along OK. I received your & Gladys letters safely. Hope Gladys does well in her exam. Time flies so fast that I suppose she got past the fresher stage by now. Have you found out any secret chemical to finish the Bosche off? I suppose you have read all about the great push lately don’t expect we shall give them much rest once the weather becomes settled. This last week has been a mixture of winter & summer snow & sunshine alternately. Yes I was rather surprised at my brothers. I wonder whether there’s some fever in the family and whether I am at all likely to catch it. Altho I think I am safer out here after all. So Geo is with his old lot again do you mean at home? Never had a word from him for some time. Glad to hear Par has selected such a suitable sight I can see you are offering me every inducement. Yes I think I shall take up a little agriculture after the war and bet there’s not much profit when I’ve finished. Well I am quite well and hope you are all the same. Expecting to be home by August or at least La Guerre finis. Well so long for present.
Green envelope FPO D 3 24 Mr 17 to E. Hammond, 9 Countess St. Stockport.