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Date: August 9th 1917
Robina Kaine - (sister)
Alex Kaine

Aug 9th

Dear Bi.

Just rejoined the old Battalion and find I was not only recommended for the MC but also for a foreign decoration but have heard nothing of it so far so I guess it is not coming but it is something to know I was picked out for it. Let the others have my address I have just been told I can go to England for a few day’s leave next week. I had Alva with me for a day a week ago Sunday he is looking fine. Wilber is still in England also Percy but all are well.

Well I have been travelling for 4 days and am going on parade in the morning so must get to bed. Best of love and best wishes to all. (We are behind in rest now).

H.Q. 2nd Sherwood Forresters 


[Editor’s note: The envelope’s postmark “10 AU 17” has been used for dating the letter’s year.]
[Correction made to name of Alex’s nephew Private Robert Alva Johnston, originally transcribed as “Alan.” Rev: 2024-04-15] 

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