Dear Mother and Father
Received your letter yesterday glad to hear all are keeping well. Sorry to hear Dad is not doing anything but hope something will turn up soon. Hope that bonus has turned up alright. Had a letter from Mr Cornish yesterday & he says his sister & Mrs Milward are writing later. Should like a few pairs of socks as soon as poss. I’m getting on alright out here and keeping fit. We are fairly comfortable here in a barn, concrete floor with straw to sleep on & the food is alright. Did Teddy go over on Sunday, when you see him tell him I’ll write as soon as poss & give him my kind regards. Hope Ethel is getting on alright. I’m glad she’s getting a few bob. Ern Millest** never answered the letter I wrote him, perhaps he’s too busy. Will write as often as poss. Kind regards to all neighbours and love to all at home.
Your affect Son
** Ernest Millest was the son of Grocer and Provision Merchant, George Millest. They lived at Railway Approach, Wallington. Ernest was a private in the Royal Fusiliers (regimental no. B/19436) and survived the war.