Feb 22nd 18
My Dear Father
How are you getting on in good old Blighty? I hope they have not stopped your meat & sugar supply altogether if they do I can imagine you living on bully beef &c. Thank you for the Sunday Pictorial it is the only paper I have seen since I left home.
We are still in the same place, & not having a bad time except for the weather being very cold it wants a bit of facing at 7 A.M. but there is no chance of getting the sack so it has to be done. I notice it takes letters about six days to reach us here as we are much further inland.
I had a letter from Charlie, he told me that Albert came to see you on the Sunday that I went back.
Well I think I must finish now Dad as there is very little news to tell you.
The money you gave me is very useful you bet I have had some good feeds since I have been here also champagne &c I still have about £1 left so I am alright for the present.
I am glad to hear old Fritz has not paid you any night visits lately.
I hope you are in the best of health glad to say I am A1.
With much love from
P.S. How is Mr & Mrs Warman & Lilian I hope quite well remember me to them also Miss Dimond.