Alf Smith letter 1 March 1918

March 1st 18


My Dear Father


I hope you are quite well & keeping merry & bright; glad to say I am in the pink although rather fed up but still that’s a soldiers privilege to grumble.

I have been expecting to hear from you for sometime, have not had a letter since I came back only the two Pictorials; but possibly they have been delayed as the post has been very small lately or there may be something waiting for me as we are up the line at present, & yesterday was the first time any letters were sent up so I am looking forward to a big budget when we go back.

What sort of a time have you been having lately no air raids I hope?  It is farely quiet here & the weather is very nice; the worst trouble are the rats they are as big as elephants but still when you are right tired it takes more than that to trouble you.

Have you heard from Southend lately I had a letter about a fortnight ago & one from Charlie about the same time I hope they are all well.

Cannot think of much news to tell you so must finish now.

Au revoir.

With much love

From your




With envelope to Mr. T. Smith, 24 Palmerstone Rd., Bowes Park, London N 22 England.  Postmarked FIELD POST OFFICE 25 3 MR 18.  Passed by Censor 1392 stamp.

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