F.W. Springett letter 10 August 1917

FOR GOD, FOR KING & FOR COUNTRY

Y.M.C.A.

H.M. FORCES ON ACTIVE SERVICE

 

August 10th 1917

 

Ray Farm Camp

56153 Pte F.W. Springett

A Company

17th Training Reserve

Ray Farm Camp

Parkeston

Essex

 

My Dear Brother Sid,

Just a few lines as promised hope they will find you in the best of health as I am in the pink.

You will see by the address that I have shifted into the 17th Battn.  I have not moved very far from the other camp though, only about three miles.

This doesn’t seem a bad Battn all the Sergeants seen so nice, which of course makes things go all the better.  They are nearly all Kings Royal Rifles sergeants this time.  Of course we shan’t stay here very long the old Brigade is on the move shortly.

I arrived back safe about 10.30 it was a jolly good train so we had nothing to grumble about.

Well, Sid I enjoyed myself jolly fine at home, it is jolly hard lines coming back though.

I didn’t like the idea of coming back to it, but I suppose it’s got to be done.

Still I’m alright while I’m here there is plenty of enjoyment at this camp.

I hope you have still got plenty of work, of course we are never out of job.  Ha Ha.

Well Sid I haven’t got much news to tell you, everything is about the same as usual down this way.

Once again I must thank you for the kind treatment you gave me while I was home, and I hope to see you again soon.

Well Goodbye, Best Love

From Your

Affec Brother

Frank W

 

Write soon.

 

With Y.M.C.A. cover to Mr. S.K. Springett, 29 Bath Road, Dartford Kent.

Postmarked HARWICH. Date unreadable.

G Hammond letter 9 August 1917

Sunday

9-8-17

Dear F & M

I was very much disappointed last week when I did not receive any letter from you on my birthday but I suppose you were on your way home and did not have time to write.  Have you received that parcel yet, if so when my watch has been repaired send it on to the battalion and address your letters there now for I shall be back by this time next week.  Will you also send a bottle of aspirin tablets at least 100 for I have had a lot of tooth ache lately.  Has Gladys come back yet she seems to have had a very good time at Kibworth.  Well I have no more news at present don’t forget to write again it’s a fortnight now since I heard from you.

Dearest love

George

War Diary of AA Laporte Payne 9 August 1917

War Diary of AA Laporte Payne

 

EXTRACTED FROM.

 

Brigade Diary, Personal Diary, Operation Orders, Note Books, Memoranda

Correspondence

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9th August 1917

 

August 9, 1917.

4.45, a.m.

A line by one of the men who is going on leave to let you know we are alright….. Let me know if you get this properly stamped, for if not the fellow I give it to will be sorry for himself when he returns.

A.A. Laporte Payne letter to Muriel 9 August 1917

A.A. Laporte Payne letter to Muriel 9 August 1917

 

B.E.F.

4.45 am August 9th 1917

 

Darling,

 

Just a line by one of the men who is going on leave to let you know we are alright out here and that I am still thinking of you. I have found in a drenched coat a letter which I wrote to you and forgot to give to the post orderly – but I hope you will get this earlier than one by the usual method.

 

Your cake was delicious eating – I had some for tea last night.

 

Let me know if you get this properly stamped – if not the fellow I give it to, will be sorry for himself when he returns.

 

There is no news I can tell you – forgive this very short note.

With all my love & kisses

Ever your

Arch.