56153 Rfln F.W. Springett
A Company 3rd Platoon
51st G. Battn Kings Royal Rifles
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
Your Affec Brother
With cover to Mr S.K. Springett, 29 Bath Road Dartford Kent
Postmarked Margate 9.45PM 6 No 17