I have been awarded a Bar to my Military Medal

[partial letter – poorly copied and first page missing, lhs cut off – some words interpolated by me…]

Dear Mother

I suppose you [will] be pleased to know that I [have been] awarded a Bar to my Military Medal.  [I was] recommended for the DCM [but] got the Bar instead.  It is [still] something.  As the bar is [just] the same as another MM [this] will give the people at home [some]thing to talk about .  I suppose [they] have forgotten about me being […] home.  At least I hope they have.  [Well] this is all at present hoping [to] hear from home soon again.  [I hope] Annie and Jimmy and [your]self are still in good health.


Your loving son