Arthur's letters - July 1916

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Arthur 19

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


8th July 1916


Dear Mother and Father,

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

I don't think the letters will be stop. If they was going to be stop we would have a week before they were stop so I would right to you at once if they was.

I just say the new potatoes wear [were] alright. I could just about do with a good feed of them but never mind I may be in time to get some of next year’s.

You no there isn't much to say they noes.

So goodbye.

Love from your son,

Arthur
xxx


I just say Frankie will earn about a 1/6 [1shilling 6 pence] a day for you while you are fruit picking. Keep smiling.











Arthur 20

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


27th July 1916


Dear Mother and Father,

Just a line in answer of your letter which I was please to have and glad to hear that you are getting better now.

We are getting a few storms this last day or two. We wanted some rain as the dust has been awful lately. 

I haven't got the parcel yet. I will let you know in the next letter I send you.

I hope Grandmother is going on alright. I just say she is busy digging up the potatoes now. 

I just say Mercy often wonders how it is I don't write to her. You no there isn't a lot of time to write. Of course you stand first. 

I haven't heard from Fred for some time. I wrote to him about a week ago. I suppose he is like me he doesn't get a lot of time just now. 

I just say Percy is going out to work now. I expect him and Frankie I [are] getting some boys. Now there's nothing like enjoying yourself when you get the chance. 

How do you [and] Mrs King get on now. I suppose she gets up soon now about ten. 

I haven't anymore news to tell you just now.

So goodbye.

Love from [your] son,

Arthur
xxx

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