Alf Smith letter 11 April 1917
Pte. A.A. Smith
10th Essex Regt.
No 10 Platoon
April 11th 17
Just a few lines to thank you for parcel, also for letter from Jess, they are all very nice just a treat.
I was extra pleased to receive it, as it was the first news I had for nearly a month. Did you get many letters from me I wrote several.
How did you enjoy your Easter I suppose you spent it quietly. I was surprised to hear Ethel had left school, time passes so quickly I will write to her & Winnie the first opportunity.
A FEW CIGARETTES & Harrisons Pomade would be useful when you are sending another parcel but I am not in a hurry though I would mention it now.
Have you heard from Albert Taylor lately I would like to write to him if you know his address.
Glad to say I am quite well the weather is very cold & wet.
I have not heard from Southend for sometime have you had any news lately?
Well I think I must finish now.
Glad you are all in the best of health.
With much love
From your devoted Son