F. Springett letter 30 June 1917



H.M. Forces Recreation Room.


June 30th 1917


My Dear Brother Sid,

Just a few lines hoping they will find you in the best of health, as I am A1.  Well Dear Sid, we are moving from here on Wednesday, and we are going to Harwich.

I am very sorry to say that it is quite true this time.  I am sorry we are leaving as I like St. Albans very much, and that you will not be able to come down again for the day.

Do not write to me again, until you hear from me, as there will be no time.

We have had lots of showers lately, and one the other day nearly washed us out of the tent. Canvas life is alright in fine weather Ha Ha No I haven’t heard from Ted since I saw him he doesn’t seem to care whether he writes to me or not.  Never mind, “perhaps he will some day.”  They have started leave at last, I am pleased to say.  I think I will get mine soon after we get to Harwich.  They are giving six day’s too, I guess I’ll enjoy myself, if threes’ a chance.  Yes that’s a bad job about Mrs. Reed, she is some woman to fall out of a tree.

Glad you are getting plenty of work now, of course we are never out of a bally job. Ha Ha.

I don’t think I have any more news this time only just think of me Wednesday full pack, kit bag & rifle marching along to the station.

Still, we keep smiling it is no good doing anything else.

Well Goodbye for a little while

From Your

Affec Brother

Frank William


In a hurry as usual


Cover addressed to Mr. S.K. Springett, 29 Bath Road, Dartford Kent.

Postmarked ST. ALBANS 7 PM 30 JUN 1917

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