Tuesday. 9th Nov.
Dear Mother – Thank you very much for your letter – Topher wrote me a line and said he was going – so I sent him a telegram & a box of cigarettes – Sorry to hear Dreda has a cold – but I hope it is better by now.
I say how dreadful about that huge fire at Cabel Reeks – as a matter of fact I saw an account of it in the Daily Mail or some other paper.
Thank you muchly for the two Surrey Advertisers – I suppose you must have addressed one to me, instead of one of the other boys.
Susan’s done well! What are you going to do with them all-
I had a lovely photograph of each of Ted & Jane sent to me to-day – awfully good I think they are. Ted looks so fat-
We’ve got a bit of a gale blowing up here to-day – raining like anything too-
Yes. Dreda sent me Willie’s address – & I got my sox to-day – please thank Ben most awfully for doing them. Also Nancy has sent me some of that lovely butter they have at the Lodge.
I must say Jim does seem to move about – he never seems to be in one place for more than about a week-
Afraid this is a very short letter but there is no news really-
I am awfully well & fit-
With ever so much love to you all
from ever your loving son
If this is the same Susan that Richard washed with Lux in the summer, then she was presumably a dog who survived the motor accident in June and had litter of puppies in the autumn of 1915.