F Smith letter 29 March 1917

March 29th 17


Dear Father


Here we are again still somewhere in France; came here yesterday it is raining fast at present so of course it’s wet but I need not tell you that. We have had a very good time since we have been over here & no doubt the weather will be getting better now.

This will be my permanent address now :- Pte. A.A. Smith No 27521. 10th Essex Regt. ‘C’ Company No 10 Platoon B.E.F. France.

I shall be glad to have a parcel now will tell you a few things I should like if you can get them. Bourbon creams or Custard cream biscuits, small pot jelly & paste, box chocolates & a cake.  You might as well make the parcel up to weight for postage but do not send anything too large as there is not much room to carry anything if we happen to be moving having so much extra kit being winter time; about the same as you used to send when I was out here before will do a treat.

I am hoping to get more correspondence now I only received one letter & a paper from you & that was over a fortnight ago I think there must have been several lost.

How is everything going at Wood Green I hope you are all sailing along merry & bright; is the show good at the picture palace?

Glad to say I am feeling A.1.

Hoping you are all in the best of health.

With much love from

Your devoted


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