No 4 Ambulance train
Dear Mother. Many thanks for your letter. I arrived just too late for me to answer this last time & now I have’nt much chance of writing. I am on this ambulance train for the next fortnight to relieve the man in charge & while he goes on leave. Oh the heat in this wretched Sind desert this time of year’s terrific. Ask Ben, I believe she’s had a taste of it, when it was a little cooler. I am so glad the watch has arrived at last, I had begun to despair of you ever getting it.
It must have been nice seeing Paul & what a surprise visit. I never thought the Malaya had so many casualties. I am so glad Paul escaped. I thought Cyril Manders was at the front.
The camera has not arrived yet, I suppose it will soon & then I shan’t be able to get any films I know.
I wonder if you’ve heard from Miss Sparrow yet.
I have left June behind. She will be quite happy with the other men in the bungalow.
Best love to all.
Yr loving son
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Thank Dreda for her letter. Richard