Dear Emmie I arrived at Aldershot about 11.15pm and reported at the “Guard room” at 11.35 o’clock. I felt rather tired and I soon got to my room. Before I lit the gas one of the boys was awake and gave me a letter from W.L. I am writing this at 10.45am so I hope you will get it today. I hope that you have ‘gained heart’ again by now as I know it is very hard at the parting. I must say that I had the best time yesterday that I have had for a month. It makes me feel happy to think so confidently that you are so true to me; I will always be so to you. We have had band practice this morning and I like it ever so much better now that I have my cornet. There are four down here now and I think we will soon get a decent tune. There was one thing that I was sorry I forgot and that was to thank your Mother personally for those eatables; you might let her know for me please? I will have to close now as it is turned 11 o’clock; I will write more next time. With very Best Love Will xxxx P.S. Some body came down here for me yesterday with Will Bedhurst (Mayne). I do not know who it was.