Name Smith Christian name Alfred
Rank Private. Camp No. E.K. 6
Regiment 53rd M.G.C. Regtl No 27521
Camp of Friedrichsfeld near Wesel.
Mr. T. Smith
100 Arcadian Gardens,
London North England.
Aug 5th 18
Friedrichsfeld My Dear Father,
We have just got a post-card issue so I thought I would send you the first one to know how you are I hope in the best of health & still smiling I have written to Albert this same post so he will let you know all the news which is real good this time as we received our first parcel last Friday cannot tell you all about it here. We are expecting letters soon which you can bet will be very welcome. Glad to say I am A 1 so Cheerio. With much love from your devoted Son.
Postcard from MACHINE GUN CORPS PRISONERS OF WAR FUND
Re Pte. A.A. Smith
In reply to yours of the 5th inst we have pleasure in enclosing herewith our standard letter for your information re parcels. Please give the above mans M. Gun Corps No we think it should be 142687.
Machine Gun Training Centre,
MACHINE GUN CORPS PRISONER OF WAR FUND.
Ref Pte. A.A. Smith 142678
Attached please find Coupon which please hand on to the above Prisoner’s next of kin to enable them to forward Personal Parcel, the contents of which must strictly conform to the list of articles shewn on the circular letter already sent, or the whole may be confiscated.
Shall be pleased to receive a regular monthly subscription of 10/- but if 15/- per month could be sent this being the cost of one of the new size parcels, one parcel per month could be sent in his Father’s name, otherwise I must ask him to inform him in his letters to what extent he is helping.
***** Capt. Hon Treas. M.G.C. P.O.W. Fund
To Mr Smith, “Manorfield” 100 Arcadian Gardens, Bowes Park, N.22.