56153 Pte F.W. Springett
A Company 3rd Platoon
284th Infantry Battn
My Dear Brother Sid,
Just a few lines in answer to let you know that I have arrived at Margate. We are billeted in empty houses and they are fairly decent ones too, only of course some of the windows are out.
There are four of us in one room, and we have just got a nice fire together, and its jolly fine too, after the cold canvas life. Its raining jolly hard tonight.
Well, Sid I hope you are keeping fit, as I am very well at present.
I received your letters the morning as I left Canterbury and no doubt you have received the one I wrote last Sunday.
Well Dear Sid, I haven’t got much time tonight, so I will draw to a close. I will write a longer letter next time.
Your Affec Brother
With cover to Mr S.K. Springett, 29 Bath Road Dartford Kent
Postmarked Margate 9.45 PM 24 OCT 17