France: “I am sure by this time Jimmy will be away with the Band”

[poor photocopy]

[YMCA letter paper]
[On Active Service with the British Expeditionary Force]

12 July 1917

My Dear Mother

Just a few lines now that I have time […] all at home still enjoying your usual good health as this leaves myself in the same at present.  I am sure by this time Jimmy will be away with the Band.  I see by the paper they are for Mountnorris.  I only wish I had been at home for this day.  But […] here is to think of the happy […] gone there is a lot of changes since the las time we all were together.  A lot […]were there that day shall never meet with again.  All is left […] out here to tell us where they are […] could speak to us […]  I know […several sentences…]

I had a letter from Jennie […] and she is still[?] in good health.

Well Dear Mother I think […] for this time as I […] and Annie.  No more at present hoiping this will find you in good health.

I remain
Your loving son
Location evidence: Major Brew

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