C/o Cox & Co
My dear Mother
Many thanks for your letter. (April 19). I expect to hear next mail the gold watch has arrived. I expect that wretched book is in my despatch box which is locked & I have the key!
It is bad luck on Topher his leave was stopped. I hope the girls and all got home for that wkend.
I got the Cordwalles Chronicle alright. Most interesting & I also got a letter from Paul. Thank him when you write.
Jane also wrote saying she had seen Evelyn.
We are getting wounded in now & expect some from Kut soon.
Best love to all, sorry it’s so short a letter but I’ve left it so late
Yr loving son
Siege of Kut al Amara