24 Palmerston Road
March 30 1917
I was very pleased to get your letter and to know you are well this trying weather pleased to say we are all fairly well I had a letter from Southend they said the same I am sending on the last letter I received from Albert Taylor. Since having his letter he had leave in Feb and I saw him then and he looked jolly. I shall be pleased when this war is over and all things brighter you said in your last letter you will be pleased to have a parcel I shall be pleased to send on one when I know I can hoping this will find you well.
Addressed to 1st Essex and returned undelivered ‘Present location unknown’ to Mr. Smith