Fred’s letters – October 1915 

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Fred 25

Signal Section
7th Batt E Surrey Regt


8th October 1915


My Dear M & F,

Just a line hoping you are all quite well.

We are having it rough now. Haven’t had a wash for a week, up to our eyebrows in dirt. But still all merry.

Haven't heard from Arthur lately. I hope he is alright.

Haven’t time to write much, but this lets you know I am alright.

Goodbye and God bless you all.

Ever your loving son,

Fred
xxx








Fred 26

16th October 1915


My Dear M & F,

Many thanks for your most loving letter. I haven't had much chance for writing just lately

We are out of the trenches thank God. But before we came out we made a charge and captured the first German trench. Many fell but we held the trench. I dare say the victory is in the papers.

I don't know how long we are out of the trenches for, we are all properly knocked up when we came out.

I suppose you have had Nancy down to see you. 

I hope you are all keeping quite well. Give my love to Grandmother and all the rest. Will write more next time. I feel tired now.

Best love all. Goodnight all and God bless you.

Ever your loving son,

Fred
xxx




















Fred 28

18th October 1915


My Dear M & F,

Just a line hoping you are all quite well.

Well mother we are resting now, but we have well earned it.

I hope Nancy had a nice time. I suppose it will be a long day before I shall be home again. But I hope please God will spare me to see that day 

Well Mother dear I shall be glad of those vests when ever you can send them. I might just tell you we were 14 days without a wash. It's the roughest time we have ever had.

I have lost Arthur's address. I hope he is alright. Will you let me have it when you write.

Well dear Mother I forget what date your birthday is, but I wish you many happy returns when it comes. I hope you will like the card I have enclosed.

I suppose Nance thought the baby was bonny. I hope all the children are quite well. So now I must close with fondest love to all. Goodbye and God bless you all.

Ever your loving son,

Fred
xxx

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