Arthur's letters - June 1916

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Arthur 17

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


[not dated; June 1916]


Dear Mother and Father,

Just a line in answer of your kind letter which I was please to have and glad to hear you are going on alright.

Fred has had a good time then in England. I just say he would sooner stop there to then come back to France. 

I don't know when I will get my leaf [leave] now. Sometime this year now. Although I am happy but still I would like to come and see you. 

I am sorry about Father poisoning his hand. Let’s hope it will soon be  better. I am glad to hear his got good crops this year as things will be dear in the winter. 

Next time you write just send a packet of Epson Salts in the envelope as a good clear out wouldn't be amiss just now. 

You say you have just had a good shower but it's a long shower what we getting out here nearly a fortnight. 

Well I think I have told you all as I can think off just now. Of course you can see I have wrote it in a hurry. You no your son bunny is not a short hand writer.

Well goodbye.

Love from your son,

Arthur
xxx


Keep smiling as it takes a lot to upset me.






































Arthur 18

024042 ASC 
9th Reserve Park 
BEF France


[not dated; June 1916]


Dear Mother and Father,

Just a line in answer of your letter which I was please to have and glad to hear that they are all keeping alright unexcept you. 

Well I will be please to hear from you as soon you can write so I can hear a bit more news about Fred

I hope it is write I just say Alfie’s (?) Mother has to send him a little bit in a bottle. How did you manage to poison your hand fruit picking? I suppose earning to much money. 

The card has a nice piece of reading on. I won't be sorry when I am do it either. 

The first chance you get send the salts. I don't like to trouble you but I want some medicine just now. 

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

So goodbye.

Love from your son,

Arthur
xxx


I haven't heard from Dot lately.

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