1. 6. 1916.
My dear Mother,
Many thanks for letters to-day from you, Cecily, Gladys & a letter card from Father. I will let him know what the records are like when I hear them. Meanwhile many thanks for ordering them. I enclose a cheque for [illegible] £5. Will someone please administer it for me & continue to pay for things & postages out of it & also pay what I owe already.
A glorious First of June & fairly quiet except that we set to work on the Bosch opposite with big guns & must have livened him up pretty considerably. An excitement is on at the moment, as somebody’s balloon is adrift & it is being strafed by both sides, impartially. The wind is more or less up & down the line so
I can’t say where it came from, but I fancy the Bosch is going to get it. The shooting at it is paralytic, but none the less unpleasant for the bloke in the basket – if there is one. I am sorry to hear that Alan is hit. I hope not seriously. I forget what Battalion he was in. The guns have been very busy away down the line to-day, but whether they were our guns or the Bosches or where they were firing I don’t know. I t seemed very intense while it lasted & someone has apparently got a new sort of gun which fires much quicker than most. Let’s hope it is ours.
Love to all
The lambs have arrived safely. Thanks.