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That means 1 no batman, cleaning boots, getting up early etc etc. Well mother the weather is getting much nicer now though it snows pretty constant still. Things are going from bad to worse in England.
Talk about restrictions in Australia, they don't know what it is there. That's pretty rough isn't it. Can get practically no sugar. All cakes you buy are minus it. But with all this we manage to see only the humorous side of things.
We have just received bad news of the reinforcement. They are said to have been nearly all gassed. No official news yet but hope it is not so. Everybody here seems to think the end is in view now.
All returned men seem to be confident and they never wish to be back again as you will hear the papers state. Well, how is dear old home getting along? This is Easter Sunday. I can hardly realize it for we worked Good Friday as usual and do likewise tomorrow Monday.
Wouldn't mind being home just for the weekend-like this is 6 months away now, time flies doesn't it? Am expecting a trip to Southhampton in three weeks time- that is if we don't get shoved on draft. It will be some show. Our boys have to march 16 miles to the parade ground- how does that strike you?
Of course they camp at the parade ground on the Tuesday night. Am glad I miss the march.
We are only 3 miles away. Don't think we will go over still while in the Military-"One never knows does one? Am still OK, haven't had the slightest thing wrong with me. They are all old 'Fossers' from about 50 to anywhere to athey are here trying to get a few tips. Parade put one in mind of parade in front of post office on pension day.
Well as none of our mail is yet back from France, I am writing in the dark that of course literally speaking, now don't cher know. Hope all brothers and sisters are well, that Keith is getting along OK, that both selves at A1. Say remember me to relatives and explain that I have nothing to write about so should they write give me something to write about.
Well must close now so mother and father fondest love. Well must close now so mother and father fondest love to all, kindest regards to all friends.
We have had a pretty fair time during this spell. New Year as you can quite imagine was not without its bit of jollification "Compree"- in fact some of the boys had a great liking to the Champagne Vin Mulago etc. Champagne was favorite for it is so cheap here.
But one can make allowances for the exuberant spirit of the few under the conditions we are in.
I'll now try and give you some idea of our last trip up to Fritz. At midday we go digging a cable for the artillery. This is digging frozen ground with snow frozen hand.
Next night we get a change- sleep at day of course and out at dusk-this time tis raining and we are to mine No-man's Land- pouring rain and we are creeping along on our way to the job which of course has to be without noise- tis a great sensation to be laying in the mud and listening to Fritz spraying over the top of you with his machine guns.
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