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Date: May 27th 1916

Havre France
May 27th 1916

Dear Father,

Just a few lines to let you know I am quite well. I suppose you received my telegram from Shorncliffe. I left one with a Sergeant in our company to sent to you, as we left too early in the morning to send one myself. Did you receive a photo of me from Folkestone? I had one taken, but I only had time to see the proofs. I made arrangements to have one mailed to you, also one to Jack, Doris, Home, and Grandma. We are allowed to say where we are now, but not after we leave for the front. Edwin Davey is in this camp too. I was talking with him a few minutes ago. Well I must say good bye just now. Will you reforward this to mother?

Your Loving Son

Pte. G.M. Bird
29th Battn C.E.F.
6th Infantry Division

Did you have much trouble with the motorcycle? Hope not.