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Date: July 20th 1915

Transport Company 64th Batt. Pioneer Regt.



July 20th 1915

Dear Mam and nhad ar tylu?

I am writing to you all again hoping the letter finds you all in the best of health as I shall remain to be.  I have had no word of my fathers yet and I am expected a letter from you with news of him.  There is a rumor here that the ile [?] are at Bordon Camp, but I don’t think so, or I would have heard from trim 

I am still a lead driver in the transport, and I have a fairly quiet team It is awkward to drive, riding on one of them.  The young will tell you the same.  There are two teams to a wagon, lead and pole and nobody on the wagon.  I get along pretty good, considering. My team are half broken remounts and the roads are crowded with traffic big motor vans, and long army service corps trains of wagons and you know how narrow the roads are here.  but passing a land is the worst.  They rear and plunge and a man has all he can do to sit in the saddle and get a heavy loaded wagon through the man driving behind me is called Westcott and he has dealt with Galloways Book Store for years and knows them well. They are going to put 200 more men in our battalion as pioneers and we have 98 transport animals, so quite a [?]  I hope Auntie is getting on fine and my best love to her and Alan back and Alivena and to you, and hoping you will write soon and let me know how you all are and so ta ta now, and take care of yourself.

From your loving son


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