Arthur's letters - September 1916

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Arthur 22

024042 Driver A. Horsnell 
ASC 9th RP
BEF France


10th September 1916


My Dear Sister,

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

I got the parcel alright and it was alright. The envelopes you sent were all stuck but it doesn't matter now. I have got a writeing pad now. 

I hope Florie is alright. I don't suppose there is much amiss of you. If you see Mercy you can tell [her] I am alright. I write to her when I get time.

I just say you are loveing up to get marry now. I just say I will get home soon enough to see your wedding. 

I think this [is all] I can tell you this time.

So goodbye. 

Love from your brother,

Arthur
xxx


Write as soon as you can as you no Tommy like to hear a little news from home.

If you ever have any books to send I should be very please as they are alright to have a read. Any sort will do.





































Arthur 23

024042 Driver A. Horsnell 
9th Reserve Park 
BEF France


10th September 1916


Dear Mother and Father,

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

You think I ought to have a leaf [leave] but it's no use of thinking just now. There's a war on now.

I am glad you have got plenty of potatoes this year. 

I hope Granie is going on alright. I just say she is busy in the garden now.

If you have any books or papers if you send they are handy to have a read. Passes a little time away. It's as same the song is – put all your troubles in [your] old kit bag. Smile. Smile. Smile.

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

So goodbye. 

Love from your son,

Arthur
xxx


I got the parcel alright. It was tribon [tres bon].

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