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Date: February 24th 1919
Mother and Father
Walter Liddiard

No 8. Stat. Hosp


Feb 24 1919

Dear Mother & Dad-.

Am still here [?] expect to get out in a day or two. The doctor said this morn-ing that he would send me out tomorrow or the day after, so by the time you receive this I will be back in Blighty, I will get another leave while there and I hope shortly after to start for home. I will get home a lot quicker than if I had stayed with the battery I am certainly lucky, a month ago I thought I wouldn't get home till about August as the 5th Div is about the last to go.

I don't know how many days leave I will get, some say 5 others 8, 10 & 12. I want to spend a few says in London again and of course some time in [?]. I would also like to go to Scotland but I guess can't make them all.

The other fellow from the battery, Goldie is still with me, we have kept together pretty well, we hope to spend a couple of days in London together.

I am still [?] high, yesterday we had plum pudding for dinner it was [?], but not enough of it, we have an egg for tea every night, but they are not always too fresh, I had one last night that was pretty high.

You should see the natives here collecting mussels every morning, they are very thick, each person can collect a gunny sack full a day before the tide comes in.

They are having an awful time in Germany and Austria these days, it is getting nearly as bad as Russia. Well we should worry about them fighting among them-selves, as long as we are not in it.

The strikes in England are still serious, this new miners strike looks pretty serious. The world seems to be in a state of unrest, it seems quieter at home than anywhere.

Haven't had any letters since leaving the battery, I guess my mail will be all over the place now.

How is everything at home, all keeping well I hope.

No news so will quit. You had better address my letters to the battery and case of [?] [?] [?] [?] [?] [?] uncle [?]

Your loving son


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