F Springett letter 12 February 1918

Somewhere in France


Sunday Feb 1918



My Dear Brother Sid,

Just a few lines in answer to your welcome letter received yesterday.  So pleased to hear that you were quite well as it leaves me fairly well.

I’ve got a rotten cold, but it will soon get better I expect. I shall never forget that Saturday when you came down to Margate we did have a time together “didn’t we?”

So your girl is writing to me “eh well Sid” I thought she were a nice girl, about the best I’ve seen you with. Ha Ha.

I have joined my battn now so I have my proper address now write this address always

205166 Rfln F.W. Springett

D Company 13th Platoon

16th K.R.Rs

British E Force


I was transferred with my mate to the same platoon. So everything is alright, we even sleep together in our own barn.  Ha Ha.

My hair is growing alright Sid, of course it isn’t long enough to brush yet.

I could tell a decent tale of where I have been but of course I will leave it till I come home.

The weather as been rather wet this last week and of course it is a bit sticky now.

Yes Sid, if you can spare those mittens I should be pleased with them, they are better than gloves.

Do not send any cigarettes I can get them much cheaper than you can buy them.

What about that photo you promised me if you have one handy just send it along.

You must excuse this writing but I am in an awful hurry as I am writing to everybody today. I had seven letters yesterday, and a parcel from home.

Well Goodbye Sid I do hope you will still remain in the works, just remember me to the “girl”.

With the best of luck

I remain

Your Loving Brother



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

Postmarked Field Post Office 5X 12 FE 18. Passed by Censor ??57 W.H. McLean