Nov 2nd 1917
My Dear Nell, (Babs),
Just a line to let you know I arrived quite safe “with the milk” at 2.20 A.M. & had a nice hill to climb to camp, which, you can guess, we quite enjoyed. We had to wait over half an hour at Ashford so we walked out of the station & had some coffee etc. Then had a sleep for the rest of the journey. Hope you got home alright not too late.
I had not yet received your nice “present” or any letters from you. I expect they have gone “West” (“Compreney-vous”?) (If you don’t ask George when you see him. He should be able to give a good explanation”). Shall post all my letters in the town in future as you seem to have received them when they are posted there. Still don’t think I don’t write if you don’t get them especially from “over the waves”.
Well Dear I have nothing to write about first day so will now close. Must thank you all for the fine time you gave me on leave. Please apologise to Mrs. Cross for not going to see her. Best respects to your Mother & Father. Fondest Love & Kisses from your loving
With Envelope to
Miss E. Pilgrim,
161 Abbey Rd
Stamped Dover 6.45 PM 2 NOV 1917. Noted “Nov 1917”