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Date: April 20th 1916
Henry Crozier Smith

April 20th 1916


My own darling girlie,

Thanks for your letter. I was so sorry to hear about Sarah. Please give her my love and tell her so.

I am sorry I can't get leave this week. They are just giving ordinary leave Saturday to Sunday night.

On Tuesday the dentist sent for me and fixed that tooth that lost its filling in Vernon. This morning we spent fitting on our web equipment, we have all got it and our trenching tools now. This afternoon Major Davies had us at company drill, we did so well that he let us off at 3:00 instead of 4! We are having beastly cold weather now, yesterday blowing hard and showers of hail, snow and rain alternately.

The 41st went off to Thorncliffe this morning so 54th are all together again.

De Cima and I were up at Greyabott last night. They are going to close the hall for good on Wednesday it is patronized so badly. It is rather a pity. Miss Brearly has asked me to tea on Sunday. I don't think we are going to get holidays on either Friday or Monday.

No. 1 Platoon are still in quarantine, but hope to get out on Monday. I will try to get Herbert's navy next time I go to Miss Moir's.

Now I must stop, wishing you a happy Easter and with much love to all.

Yours ever,