My dear Father,
I am very distressed at your accident. It is an awkward thing to happen & especially now when you are so shorthanded. I have not heard how you did it & I hope that the horse didn’t kick you. I hope you will be able to manage a few days holiday so as to give it a chance at the start anyhow.
However I’m afraid the weather won’t attract you away from home anyhow not if it is like what we are having, as it is too beastly for words at the moment. I have been back near our Transport lines on a gunner F. G. C. M. Their ideas of discipline are very different to ours & they appear to be run in a very haphazard manner. No excitements here. I heard about the Russians in France a long time ago, before I saw you last as a matter of fact & forgot to mention it. One of our Divisional people had been somewhere near where they are & smelt them, so he says. I believe there are more of them in England learning gunning on Salisbury Plain. I was interested to see the result of the Wimbledon Election & that they thought fit to put in that extraordinarily efficient person. I rather expected that K. Jones would have had a closer run for his money.
Love to all