Letter to sister Kate

13th May, 1917
Dear Kate

Sorry I have not written to you for such a long time no doubt you’re being wondering how I am getting on. I should have wrote to you only have been so busy always something to do never any time to spare. I am in the best of health at present the weather here is very hot. We had a good voyage across the channel it was very calm. I think we are going further up the line tomorrow so can’t send you my proper address. I shall send it on to Ethel as soon as I get it so you can write for it. I have had some are moving about what bit I have been in the army. First I was attached the York’s then the South Staffords and West Yorks now I think I am settled in the ninth Batt York & Lancaster so you see I have had some moves. Write as soon as you get my address and let me know how you are getting on. I wrote to Jack and he seems to be getting on alright. I will write again as soon as I can.

With Best Love
from Harry


Anonymous said...

If I may say so.. this is a great blogg....
And I wish there were more of them.. but If I may ask.. Why do you think the letters ar written on the same day...??

with regards a reader from Iceland..

Mrs. Mootz said...

This is a great blog!

However, I have to disagree with your assumption that this letter and the letter to Jack were probably written on the same day. He gives his address to Jack, yet not to Kate because he will be moving soon. Why tell one he is moving on, but give the other an address? Also, in Kate's letter he says that he did write to Jack and Jack seems to be getting on well. I read that as he recieved a letter back from Jack in response to his letter.