Oct 31st 17
I will now write you a few lines to let you know the latest news.
I am now with the Batt again, came back last night & feeling much better so when you write put No 10 Platoon not ‘C’ Company’s Mess.
Thank you very much for your nice parcel. I enjoyed all the goodies very much; it came in very welcome as we are billeted miles from anywhere no chance of buying anything.
I was glad to receive Ethel’s letter. No doubt you are beginning to wonder when I shall be coming home it is no use to think about it yet as there are a few more men besides me in the army & there is no chance of going until you have been out here 13 or 14 months you have to take your turn so I am not thinking about it until next March but I hope the blooming war will finish before that.
Ciss wrote to me to-day, I am glad you have been staying with them. I guess you have some lively times in the cold store when the enemy is about I bet you want some spirits to warm yourselves afterwards. I see you have had to keep a sharp look out when the full moon is on I could not make out what was meant by it at first as I had not read anything about it.
How is everything going at home according to what I can hear people are beginning to get fed up with the war n’est ce pas it is just about time.
Have you seen anything of Darvills lately I hope they are all well.
Well I think I must put a full stop as the news is exhausted & I want to answer several other letters that have collected lately.
Hoping you are all merry & bright & in the best of health. Keep smiling
With much love from