Glad you got my wire all right – & thank you very much for your letter – which I have just received.
Yes everybody seems a bit scattered – but I shall not be coming on leave till next Tuesday week – i.e. 18th and then I get 10 days – lovely is’nt it. At present ½ of us are on leave & ½ on board.
What an awful nuisance for Ben having got measles – I do hope we will be able to see one another.
Thank you muchly for the Neuve Chapelle paper – how interesting – so Ted must have been right amongst it all. So many fellows I know have been killed. Two very great pals of mine at Malta. And that Lusitania show – too dreadful I think.
Am so glad to hear Jim has got his commission. Is Topher going to try for one?
I am longing to see you all again. I hope everyone will be at home when I come – 18th
very best love to you all
your ever loving son