Mrs RV. Eardley Colehurst Manor Mkt Drayton Shropshire Dear mother Our address is 3rd CMR. 1st CMR Brigade. Shorncliffe Kent. (being with Reg. No 3099 A Squad 3rd CMR though) your loving Tommy
11/June 1916. Dear mother. I am quite well, I hope you did'nt worry to much about me. Will you please send me the following. Bread. Cheese. Cocoa. Sugar. Razor. Soap. Brush. & a little money by P.G.G. to get a few things that you are not allowed to send. If there is an old French lesson Book around the House send that as well. I hope you wont mind me just asking for things on this card. your loving Son. Tommy.
25th/June 1916. Dear mother. I hope you are all quite well, I am very anxious to hear from you, I hope you got my letter by now. We are having very fine weather now, I supose you are busy in the Hay Harvest now, I wish I was with you to help, give my best love to Emmy & all at Home I hope you got the address all right your loving Son Tommy.
2nd July 1916. Dear mother. I havent received any letters from you yet, but I hope I shall this week any-way, it takes an awful long time to get mail from England. I am in the best of health & very anxiously awaiting a Parcel the Boys that have been here quite a while are very good to me, & give us quite a bit of there stuff. give my love to all. your loving Son Tommy
July 9th 1916. Dear mother. I recieved your Parcel on Thursday the 6th of July, it takes mail quite a while to get here, I didnt get the note inside yet, that has to be censored first, but I'll get it back in a few days, you dont know how glad I was to get the parcel, & how I enjoyed it. I hope they are all quite well at at Home give my love to Emmy & to maggie when you write your loving Son Tommy
July 22/16 Dear mother. I am quite well & getting your parcels now. please put them in a card board box they get knocked about too much in the sacking. I got quite a few of my letters sent to me form the Front. two from maggie I didnt get my letter away in time last week you will see by the address that we have changed camps give my love to all at Home your loving Son Tommy.
Sunday 6th/Aug 1916. Dear mother. Thank you very much for your Parcels, 7 I got your July 11th letter. the Parcels were damaged quite a bit, they dont come good without they are in Boxes. I am getting along pretty good, I got your two Books thanks very much for them. it helps to pass the time fine, that & knitting. your loving Son Tommy.
Dear Mrs Eardley just a line to tell you I have changed my address to Minden in Westphalia No room or Block. Just Gefangenenlager Minden Germany I hope you are all wee and that the crops are doing well We are having awful wet weather here Kindest regards to all your's SincerlyPte W. Cannon
Aug 20th 1916. Dear mother I hope you are all quite well. Thank you for the Parcels. I got the second 10/- dont trouble to send any more. I am getting along pretty good now, of course it is pretty tiresome here, tell Hugh to write to me sometimes. I havent heard from maggie yet. Give my love to all. remember me to Mr Arkey your loving Son Tommy
Sept 6/16 Dear mother I hope you are all quite well. I havent had a letter from you for quite along time I had a letter yesterday from Russel Evans he said he had sent my address to maggie. It is very foggy this morning & a little cold. we have been having very fine weather otherwise. I hope you have got the crop in all right. I have put my minden no on this card your loving Son Tommy.
9/12/16 Dear mother Thank your for your Letters, I got two of them today. I got that tobacco of Ted all right, I think I mentioned it in one of my letters, it is very good of him to send it to me. I am getting on with my Sweater fine, on the arms now. We are having very fine weather now, I think that I get my Parcels all right, give my love to all at Home & to Emmy & Joan I remain your loving Son Tom.
Sept 24/16 Dear mother I hope you are all quite well I recieved 2 letters from you & 3 from maggie today. don't trouble to send any Breeches & Leggings as Billy told you, I dont have to go & work like he does. The food he mention is the best to send, but as that sort of stuff is so expensive, dont trouble, I would like a little Bacon some time if it isnt too expensive. Len seem to be having a good time fishing, I wish I was with him. give my love to all at Home your loving Son ...
Oct 1st/16 Dear mother I received your letter addressed to Minden to-day the address was quite right. I had three letters from maggie the other day. she said she was sending some more money to you, so that you could send me Parcels, if she does send me some more Wool with it, the same color as the Wool you already sent, I am knitting a Sweater. We are having lovely Weather now give my love to all at Home your loving Son Tommy
Oct 9/16 Dear mother Thank you very much for the parcels & Letters, I am quite well, & very sorry to hear that you are not getting my letters & Post Cards & write to you every week. I was very much upset to hear about Vernon Taylor, it must be an awful shock to his mother & to Ella, I was very sorry to hear about Dick Lea, although I think he is very lucky. Give my love to all at Home your loving Son Tommy
Nov. 9/16 Dear mother Thank you very much for your letter's & Parcels. Would you mind sending me some money to get my tooth fixed, I want to get the one I had stopped at Home, crowned, I think I told you that the stopping fell out. I had two others stopped but I havent enough money for the third. 15/- is what I need I will repay you when I come Home again. Tell Hugh that I am looking forward to a letter from hima gain. Give my love to Emmy & Joan & all at Home your loving Son Tommy.