Bandsman. W. Metcalfe. 46534., (Band Hut) 100 T.R.., Albuhera Barracks, Stanhope Lines, Aldershot
I did not receive your letter until this afternoon so it took rather longer than expected. I will have to give way to you I suppose but I would like to see you next Sunday. Perhaps Mum will not be coming this week. We had a fair tea at the Officers’ Club on Sunday but we could do with some more when we got back. I do not go every Sunday morning to Communion but I am going next Sunday if I wake early enough. We have had a very hard day today so I feel a bit tired. The is going to be another concert tomorrow night and I am playing in the orchestra. I think that leave is starting soon. I do not know whether it is four or six days I hope it is the latter. I am glad to hear the good news from France; we were told when we were on parade this morning; if it continues the war may be over soon. A boy has just come in and is saying that he has heard that we are not going to get leave until we have left Aldershot. I thought I would let you know the worst so as if it happens it will not come so much of a shock.
I have no more to say now only that the weather keeps very fine so I now conclude
From your Loving Boy Will. xx
P.S. Please excuse scribble as the light is bad.
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