Fred’s letters – August 1915


Fred 16

2nd August 1915

Dear M & F, 

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Just a line hoping you are all keeping quite well. 

I haven't heard from Arthur only once. 

I hope you received my last letter quite safe. I received a letter from Mercy last Friday. 

Well I haven't much news that I can tell you. I am still in the trenches and the weather has been much better this last week. 

Give my love to Grandmother and Flo, also Aunt Jinnie. I hope they are all quite well.

So now will close with best love to all. Kiss the little ones for me.

Ever your loving son,


Fred 17

4th August 1915

Dear M & F, 

Many thanks for your most welcome letter which I received while in the trenches.

I am glad to hear that you are all quite well.

I expect you were glad when fruit picking was finish. The same old tale, “What Ho”. Crazy to start and glad when it's all over.

Tell Grandmother if she feels so young and thinks about making another start to postpone the wedding until I get back. I will volunteer to act as Best Man. 

Fancy little Percy thinking of us like that. I should have liked to have seen him wrapping the boots up. I guess he caused some fun.

I received a letter from Mercy the other day. But Dot I haven't heard from for some time. It's a wonder I answer the letters quite so quick as nearly everybody drops me a line and I forget sometimes whether I have answered them or not 

Give my love to Flo, Grandmother and Aunt Jinnie. I hope they are all in the best of health

Now I must ring off with best love to all. Kiss the little ones for me. Au revoir and God bless you all.

Ever your loving son,


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