F Springett letter 6 November 1917

56153 Rfln F.W. Springett

A Company 3rd Platoon

51st G. Battn Kings Royal Rifles

Cliftonville

Margate

Kent

Nov 6th 1917

 

My Dear Brother Sid,

Just a few lines in answer to your letter of a few days ago.  So sorry to have kept you waiting but I haven’t really had any time to spare.

So pleased to hear that you were quite well. I am still A4.

Well Sid, I like Margate very much only it would be much better if there were more civilians about.

Glad you made a trip down home last week. I think it is about time I made one too.

We get plenty of Air Raids down this way. They are nothing but a damn nuisance nearly every night we have the warnings.

Yes Sid, I enjoy myself the best I can and I am going to, all the while I am here.

That was my joke about the girls, there are not many down here now and then I get off with a bit. “Ha Ha”.

I have just received a parcel from home, that will be alright for super. I might tell you.

You will notice I am in the King’s R.R. now and I have got a badge at last.

I shall be able to swank now. “Ha Ha”.

Well, Sid I don’t seem to have much to talk about, so I will close hoping this letter finds you quite well.

Goodbye Best Love

I remain

Your Affec Brother

Frank William

 

With cover to Mr S.K. Springett, 29 Bath Road Dartford Kent

Postmarked Margate 9.45PM 6 No 17

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