FOR GOD, FOR KING & FOR COUNTRY
H.M. FORCES ON ACTIVE SERVICE
August 10th 1917
Ray Farm Camp
56153 Pte F.W. Springett
17th Training Reserve
Ray Farm Camp
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
With Y.M.C.A. cover to Mr. S.K. Springett, 29 Bath Road, Dartford Kent.
Postmarked HARWICH. Date unreadable.