Alf Smith letter 20 April 1917

No 27521
Pte. A.A. Smith
10th Essex Regt.
‘C’ Company
No 10 Platoon
B.E.F. France

April 20th 17

Dear Father

Many thanks for the two Pictorials; sorry I have not written before, but time goes so quickly; we left our old camp yesterday gone to live *** up & I missed the post to-day so that makes two days delay.
Glad to say the weather is much better now, I hope it will keep so. The band is playing at present it makes one think that the war is over but I don’t think it is far off now.
Have just received a letter from Ciss you have to pay a tidy price for beer now you ought to come over here 1 d a glass but you would not get drunk on it; am glad you spent Easter with them it made a nice change.
In one of my previous letters I asked you to send on Albert Taylor’s address if you knew it perhaps you did not receive it have you heard from of him lately.
Cannot think of any more news so must finish now.
Hoping you are all in the best of health pleased to say I am tres bien.
With much love from
Your devoted
Son

P.S. Don’t forget the Harrisons Pomade when you send another parcel.