Bandsman W Metcalfe 46534, (Band Hut) 100 T.R.B., Albuhera Brks, Stanhope Lines, Aldershot
Dear Emmie

Thanks for letter which I received this afternoon. I must say it is quite true what Mabel says. The reason why I did not want you to know at the time was because I thought it would hurt your feelings asking W.L. and not you to get it. I hope you understand; I think you will. I did not mean to keep it from you long; you know I don’t keep much from you. I do no remember what W.L. said previous to me joining up. What was it? I am going down town this evening to try to get your china and I hope I succeed. Thank you for Mr Warder’s address once again I don’t know what you must think of me only I found that I hadn’t got it in any of your letters I have with me. It has been very fine weather today: I wish it had been like this last Sunday. A lot of the boys of 18yrs 3 mths are being transferred into the 98th T.R.B’s. None of the Band have got to go. I had a letter from F Champ today and he said “Excuse me if the address is longer than the letter”. Rather funny I thought. I had a game of billiards last night and beat the chap by 40. I am coming on. I got told off by the adjutant this morning for wearing that “fancy belt” as he called it, on parade. We are going to be inspected every morning now so we will have to make up smart. Well my Dear I will close now hoping that this letter sets your mind at ease.

With Best Love Will xx

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