15 November 1916

54 Standard Rd
Hounslow M’sex

Dear Homefolks
Yours of the 19th & 23rd Sept to hand. Also received one from the one & only, & from Nona. They are the first letters that I’ve had for about 2 months. Aunt Lyds letters are all going astray somewhere. I’m not getting them at any rate.

I’m so glad that the girls are doing so well. As my future movements are a little uncertain, I’m on 4 days leave. Saw the opportunity of having them & took them while I had the chance. I haven’t been going out much tho. On my way down I went out to Hitchen to see Charlie, but unfortunately he had shifted about 5 miles up the line, so I missed him. There was no connection in time to allow me to go the additional distance. Perhaps another chance will occur later. I’d like to see him too. His mob may be going out soon. I went out last night to a theatre with Nurse Carpenter. It was very good & laughable.

Yesterday Mrs Morgan received some of her sons personal things that he had in his pocket when he was killed. I’m afraid that she is worse than ever now. The photos that the wallet contained have opened her wounds again. She doesn’t seem to be able to bear up at all. I suppose that it will come right in time.

There was a very heavy fog over London the night I arrived. It was so bad that all traffic on the roads was seriously interfered with.

I’ve sent Vivie & Percy each a good strong pr of leather gloves fleece lined, & also a balaclava cap each. Hope they get them O.K. I haven’t heard from any of them for over a fortnight but as the mail is often held up that is no cause for alarm.

There is practically no news, so I’ll close with best love & wishes for a Merry Xmas & a Happy & prosperous New Year & the end of the war during 1917. Your loving son & brother Bert.






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