Fred’s letters – August 1917

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Fred 102

A2 Ward
White X Hospital
Warrington
Lancashire

4th August 1917 


My Dear M & F,

Just a line to let you know I received [your] letter and money alright. I hope you are all keeping fit and well. It’s raining here today, not very nice for the holiday makers. 

Well it was three months yesterday since I was wounded and its three years on the 12th of this month since I enlisted. I wonder how many more years I have got to wear khaki. I have only got the duration to do after the three years.

I received a letter from Arthur yesterday morning. I was sorry to hear of Cherry Cloughton getting killed. But it's no use worrying. I suppose it will end some day. I give it until next February. 

They have done nothing to my hand yet. They seem doubtful whether they can do it any good or not. 

I think this is about all for now so will close with my best love to all.

From ever your loving son,

Fred
xxx


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Fred 103

White X Hospital
Warrington
Lancashire

30th August 1917 


My Dear M & F,

Just a line to let you know I was marked out this morning. 

I wrote for some money two days ago, I expect you will get it. If so send me 30/- [shillings] and keep 10/- [shillings] for yourself.

I expect I shall be home one day next week. The hospital is getting full, so of course some of us have got to go. 

This is all for now. All news when I come home. 

I have had a fairly good stay here, so must not grumble. Fondest love to all.

Ever your loving son,

Fred

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