I now take the pleasure of answering your last letter, I dont get many from you since you have taken on your masculine duties, I wish you all kinds of luck.
What marriage are you talking about some more of my nonscense.
Oh I am still in England only I am soldiering now carrying a rifle and pack, poor Billie is in France again, he had a good job for awhile, Colonels groom, but he quit I guess Murphy got it for him Murphy is transport officer now.
I havent seen Jim Lawson for a year now, poor old chap he is all in was when he left the Battalion, rheumatism.
Yes I am going back to the Machine Gun section again, I am not staying out another winter, if I can get a small blighty, hospital looks good to me.
Old Ruttle is wise enough to stay in Canada.
What Battalion was Johnnie Douglas, seems I am one of the luck ones.
Guess I wrote Grace when it was to late, just my luck but anyway I like the English girl best
I have just come back from five days draft leave I was up to Falkinghams, and had a good time, only time was too short, had a forty mile boat ride up the river Oase to Hall
So you cant keep B.P. all to your self; I am surprised at you, Some of those guys are going to be in court for cradle snatching.
Hope you marry a farmer it would be a shame if you did’nt
So you could’nt write to W.Mc once a week I write my best girl that often.
Say those Carmount boys are working it pretty good aint they but conscription will catch fellows like them, sorry to say things like that about your cousins.
Hope you can and are doing good strait ploughing.
Well Essie this is a short letter but it is the best I can do this time, so I will close with love from your cousin
Pte W.N. Campbell 7224
F Company 4th reserve Battalion