Arthur's letters - November 1915

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Arthur 9

024042 Driver A. Horsnell
ASC [censored]


7th November 1915


Dear Mother and Father,

Just a line in answer of your kind and loving letter which I was please to have and glad to hear you are keeping alright as I am alright up to the present.

I received the parcel alright and it was alright. It wasn't broken and I got it on a Sunday so I had piece for tea. It was a change to get a piece of cake for a Sunday tea. 

I had to grin to myself when I see the nuts. They was alright. I have had a few just lately as there are some trees out here so I have had a few. I will see, and send you mome 10/- [10 shillings] in a week or two.

I got the paper alright and will send Aunt Jinnie a card as soon I see somebody with some. I sent Grandmother and Florrie(?) one.

I have heard from Fred  He said he is alright. I reckon it is cold in the trenches now. 

I think about Fred because he does suffer with chill feet. It's getting like winter now. It's cold in the mornings. The weather is a bit better now – it need to be we have had enough rain to last for a little while.

The envelope what you sent was stuck. You want to double them in half and then they won't stick. 

You can tell them all that I am going on alright, don't alter much.

It won't be long now before Christmas is here. I don't suppose I will spend this one with you.

I haven't any more news to tell just now.

Love from your son,

Arthur
xxx



































Arthur 10

024042 Driver A. Horsnell
ASC 9th Reserve Park
BEF France


25th November 1915


Dear Mother and Father,

Just a line in answer of your kind and loving letter which I was very please to have and glad to hear you are keeping alright as I am alright up to the present.

I have filled the form in. I think I filled it in just as I did before. I give it to the paymaster 9 days before I have written this to you. I haven't heard any more about it so I expect they have sent it on to Woolwich. You must let me know whether you get it alright or not.

Fred tells me he has been made L/Cpl [Lance Corporal] now. He will be able to swank when he comes home for a few days.

The next time I write you can expect a 10/- [10 shillings] postal order. I got the paper alright. I haven't anymore news to tell you just now

So goodbye.

Love from son,

Arthur
xxx


Tell me in your next letter what I should put at back of Aunt Jinnie's postcard. I forget what she is to me. I knows she isn't my girl so I would know what she is to me.
























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