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Date: October 1st 1915
Mother and Father
Fred Merrill

Mr. and Mrs. John R. Merrill heard this week from their son, Pte. F. C. Merrill, who was wounded in action and is now at Shomecliffe where he is orderly for a doctor. The letter is dated October 7th and is as follows:

Dear Father and Mother:
Just a few lines to let you know that I am O.K. and am feeling fine. I have just come back from London. I was down for a week and I expect to go down to Margate next week for a few days. I am going to Ireland the latter part of next month with the doctor for a couple of weeks.
I am sending you a photo of a chum of mine (Chas. Dawson of Norwood) and myself. He was wounded at Langemarck and he is here in camp now. I carried him for nearly a mile under heavy shell and machine gun fire to get him away safely. He got wounded twice while I was carrying him. He could not walk but I got him out and he is now O.K. I must close now. Love to all. FRED.