16 April 1916

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8th Queens
B. E. F.
16. 4. 1916.

My dear Mother,

Very many thanks for your letter enclosing G’s received last night. I hope you have recovered from the accident by now. It must have been something of a shock. I fear I have been remiss for 2 days in not writing, but really I have not had a moment, as the first few days of a job like this are rather busy as one hasn’t got the hang of things & has to pick up all the threads. However we have carried along so far without any great disaster, though I am every minute expecting to be called up by some irate individual to know why my return of rum jars or some such important article has not been received. We have had 2 very quiet days in the trenches, though they shelled the front line a bit to-day. We are living very comfortably in a cabaret within 500 yards of the front line, but down behind a hill & though the village is strafed to bits this place is at present untouched. Though the roof is a little draughty. The aeroplanes as usual afford amusement & some of ours were out last night dropping coloured lights – quite picturesque. Cold but bright

Love to all


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