No 58 No 2 Co 5 Platoon
British Exp Force
Dear Mother & Father
Received your parcel including watch, lighter &c yesterday many thanks for same. Had a letter from Uncle Will he wanted to know if I would like a pair of rubber knee boots, so I’ve accepted the offer. The weather was fine here yesterday but dull again today. I here that up to April the weather is rotten, snow rain cold rather cheerful eh? We go up to the trenches today for three days. Now we have a trench of our own we are supposed to be working it so 3 days trenches 3 in reserve in a farm 3 in billets & 3 at —–* about 3 miles away where we rest all the time, this won’t be bad if it continues. Hope I have not be troubling you too much lately asking for things to be sent out. By the way I have not heard from Auntie Maude. You can give Ethel a few bob each time my money comes home she ought to have some to get out with now & again as I can’t spend it. We are still holding our own out here & in places have advanced. Hope everyone is alright. Kind regards to all. Love to Ethel & selves.
Your affectionate Son
* Jack leaves a blank here so as not to give away where he is.