25 February 1916

Friday 25/2/16

Dearest Mum,
Just a short note. I am sending a man in to Cairo tomorrow to do a bit of shopping for me & I am taking the opportunity of sending along some of the cash which has been accumulating in my pay book lately. I am sending £20  by Money Order. I’ll be writing shortly. We are in the same old place & our post office has reopened at last, so will be able to write again now. I got a letter each from you & Viv today & was pleased to learn that you are all O.K. I guess you’ve been ‘some’ mystified about my cable “Address fiftysixth, Percy third”. I am now in the 56th Bn & Percy is still in the Third. I am wondering if you will understand the cable? Heard from Bert the other day – dated 27th Jan - he was then expecting to go to Weymouth preparatory to rejoining us. He must have been pretty fit.

Will tell you all news when I write. Let me know soon as you receive this money. I’ll send all I earn home periodically.

Best love & wishes to all at home.

Your loving son

P.S. the M.O. will not be enclosed here. It goes direct thro the P.O. to G.P.O. Sydney from whence it will be sent to you.





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