Alf Smith letter 12 November 1917

Nov 12th 17


My Dear Father


Thank you very much for Sunday Pictorial.  I have been waiting to hear from you but no doubt it was owing to me telling you not to write when I went to the rest camp.

Well it is about the same as usual not a lot of news to tell you but I expect you are glad to hear from me if it is only a few lines.

What do you think of this weather it is blooming rough out here now.  We came here about 5 A.M. yesterday morning soaked through so we had a day between the blankets to allow our clothes to dry.

You will be surprised to hear I met Sid Taylor last week he had been looking out for me for sometime & he discovered that we were billeted close together but we were both moving the next day so I don’t know where he is now I have got his address so I might run across him again he looks very well.

How are you all getting on at home have you had any more air raids lately?  Do you have much trouble to buy provisions now I suppose there will not be many people making Xmas puddings this year.

Cannot think of any more news. Hoping you are all enjoying good health glad to say I am tres bien.

Au revoir

With much love from

Your devoted



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