Feature Letter of :

October 20, 2014

Wilfrid Entwisle Bury

October 20, 1916

Dearest old Gre,

Just a line or two to wish you very many happy returns of your birthday. I hope you are all keeping well and enjoying life generally. I am very lucky, aren't I? Just a splinter of shell through the left wrist. It must have been very small for I don't think it's smashed any bones. I am having a most gay time here, and since I was allowed out of the grounds I have been on one continuous round of pleasure. Edith came back on Sunday, and as she lives only about ten minutes walk from here that's fine, isn't it?...It's fine to be in England, and they certainly make an awful fuss of one. Everyone just seems out to do all they can for you. Before I came here I was 5 days at Eastleigh near Southampton. We had a concert or a tea-party every day. The only fly in the ointment is that I shall be well in a few days and back to the front in a very short time.