19 Oct 1915 … I haven’t put on any extra clothes yet.

No 58 No 5 platoon B Co
19 Oct 1915
Dear Mother & Father
Just a few lines to let you know I’m still keeping fit. I’m hoping to get that parcel from you in a day of two. The weather here is getting rather cold but I haven’t put on any extra clothes yet. I hope Dad is still busy & that Ethel is still enjoying herself. If you see Pat’s ma tell her I’ll write again soon.

Trusting all are keeping well with kind regards to all neighbours & love to all at home.
I remain

Your affect: Son
Jack
19 Oct 1915 memo
[Memorandum dated 19th October 1915]
From Chief Cashier The Asiatic Petroleum Company*, Limited, Head Office:- St. Helens Court, Great St. Helens, London, E.C.

To Mrs E. Widdicombe, 45 Park Lane, Wallington, Surrey
As requested in your Son’s letter of the 10th instant, we enclose herewith Notes, P.O. and stamps value £16.13.4 being his share of the Royal Dutch Co’s Gift, receipt of which please acknowledge in due course.

Notes   £16.10.0.
P.O.              3.0.
Stamps            4.
The Asiatic Petroleum Company, Ltd
Hodgkinson Lowe
Chief Cashier

*In 1914 Jack was working as a clerk for the Asiatic Petroleum Company in London.

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