Mrs. J. Drader,
Will try and write a few lines to say we are well and it seems as though they are not leaving us long in England as we were taken in a draft of 400 last night and are on our way to France and by what we are told will likely be in the trenches before you get this but we hear so many reports that it is hard to tell which to believe. We are getting the new web equipment and it is sure lots better than the Canadian harness. Well as news is scarce and they keep us busy I will have to close.
With love to all I remain as ever your son,