Arthur's letters - May 1918

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Arthur 49

47306 Rfm A. Horsnell
3rd Batt R.I.R
No.4 Ward
Fargo Military Hospital
Salisbury Plain
Wilts


23rd May 1918


Dear Mother and Father,

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

Of course you don't want to write so often now as you would soon know if there was anything wrong with me. 

I don't quite understand in the letter about 2 boys, perhaps you can explain it next time you write. 

Hasn't the weather been awful this will last week. I bet you haven't felt like doing much. Means it has been as hot as this. 

I am please the pigs are going on alright tell Father.

I think Mercy’s old girl is a bit too old to take out for a walk now, not without he wants to get some of her old money out of her. 

I can guess you hadn't the house so full this holiday time as it was last. I wonder when it be so full again, weather it will be on a holiday time or not, don't no aye [?]. 

Tell Father not to say too much to her when she does come down or when he goes up there as I no he likes pulling their legs a bit when he talking to them. 

Well Mother if you had got an old loaf you didn't want you could send it on as I could do with it. I had one from Lizzy last Monday. I tell you it come in alright as I was blooming hungry. 

I might tell you hospital they call this, it's more of a prison than anything else. I shan't be in much longer I hope, as it is four weeks next Monday since I went in. Soon as I can get out I shall put in for a weekend. 

I haven't anymore to say just now.

So goodbye. 

With the best love from your son,

Arthur
xxx
 


Tell Frankie perhaps I shall be home when you make the next meat pudding and then he won't get any. Give him a kiss for me xxxx












Arthur 50

47306 Rfm A. Horsnell
3rd Batt R.I.R
No.4 Ward
Fargo Military Hospital
Salisbury Plain
Wilts


29th May 1918


Dear Mother and Father,

Just a line to let you know I am going on alright and please you are all at home going on alright. 

I have receive the parcel this morning and it is alright. I was please with it. If [it] wasn't for Lizzie sending me one last week I should have been half dead. 

I no I think I shall be out sometime this week thank goodness. I will tell you more when I come home about this place. 

I shall have several weeks pay to come soon as I can get out of here and I will give Father that 10/- [shillings] I owe him as I no he must want [it] now [he’s] got them pigs to keep. 

I see in the paper where there is 15,000 volunteers wanted for two months. For goodness sake tell Father never to make one of them as I no he likes enough to eat. If he gets in there he won’t. 

I haven't anymore to say just now.

So goodbye. 

With the best love from your son,

Arthur
xxx

One for Frankie xx

One for Dot x

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