FOR GOD, FOR KING & FOR COUNTRY
H.M. FORCES ON ACTIVE SERVICE
Sept 20TH 1917
My Dear Brother Sid,
Just a few lines in answer to your welcome letter received today, so pleased to hear that you were quite well, as it leaves me very well at present. Sorry to hear that you have a had cold, I have just got a slight one, but nothing much.
It as been awful weather here since Monday, I can tell you there is some mud.
It gets dark so quickly now, there don’t seem much time to do anything after tea.
Glad you have been busy again. I hope it will remain so. well Dear Sid, we are moving on Sunday night as near as I can tell you, so perhaps you hadn’t better write to me again down here.
I will let you know my new address as soon as I know myself.
If you see Ted you might tell him, I am on the move I have only had one letter from him in six weeks.
Still I don’t worry about it only if he can’t write to me while I am in England, I’ll see that he don’t when I cross the ditch, which is very shortly.
I had a nice letter from Dad yesterday, he is quite well and getting on alright.
Mother sent me a parcel yesterday and a letter, they are all busy hop-picking at home and getting on alright too. Well, Dear Sid, I have enough money to carry me to Canterbury “thank you” but I should like some when you hear from me again.
It’s jolly good of you to think of me.
Well, Sid I don’t think I have any more news this time, so I will pack up.
I will send a card if we do move on Sunday.
So Goodbye Best Love
Your loving Brother
P.S. Don’t tell Ted what I say, or perhaps he won’t like it.
With cover to Mr S.K. Springett, 29 Bath Road Dartford Kent
Postmarked HARWICH 9.45 AM 21 SP 17