F. Smith letter 26 May 1917

May 26th 17


Dear Father


I thought I would just send you a few lines to let you know I am quite well; & having a very good time at present.

We came out of the trenches last Monday & at present we are camping in the open it is very nice this weather.

It was very uncomfortable when we first came here; started to rain during the night & continued nearly all day on Tuesday soaked through but still I am no worse for it.

Did you go to Southend last week it must be very nice there this weather?

How is everybody that I know Darvills, Miss Dimond, also Mr. & Mrs. Warman & Lilian remember me to them all.

I suppose Mr. Fillary & you have not joined up yet, I believe the war would end if you did you ought to go in the guards.

Well I expect you will think this is a very short letter; but there is not very much news to tell you. The war is still on but I expect you know that.

I hope you are still smiling & all in the best of health.


With much love from

Your devoted