Newtownards: “I am doing Orderly Sgt this week so I will not have a minute to spare”
10th Royal I. Fus.[sic]
Just a few lines hoping they will find you still enjoying good health. I am sorry I was so long in answering your parcel which I received alright. Many thanks for the same. The weather keeps very wet. I do wish it would clear up as it is not very pleasant. Well I hope they had a good night on Friday night in Kingsmills. Was there many there?
Well Dear Mother if you do not get any more word from me this week you need not be uneasy as I will not have time to write. I am doing Orderly Sgt this week so I will not have a minute to spare. I am only telling you as you might wonder what was wrong.
I have got to go now, so I will have to draw to a close. Hoping to hear from you soon again.
Your loving son