Bandsman W Metcalfe 46534, Band Room No 5, 52 Royal Sussex Regt, Googerat Brks, Colchester
Dear Emmie

Yours to hand. I am glad you received the goss alright. I summise it was unbroken. I think there was enough paper round it. If you by chance see Harold Day please remember me to him and give him my Luck. He is lucky in getting a fortnight. All our week end leaves are from Friday till tuesday now; that will be much better than Sat & Sun. We went to officers’ Club and as there was no piano there I did not play. We had a nice tea. One slice of bread cut in half to make two and a 1/2d bun and a mug of tea. Every one was so disgusted that I went back to barracks to save their teas. Of course I had another tea in barracks. Our Club is called “Les Amis” and we have a decent time with each other. I don’t quite catch the joke “when you have gone away”, I heard all about Lloyd George’s speach it does seem rather serious. We were served out with steel helmets this evening we will be soldiers soon. I wonder how George Todd likes the army; fancy him going so quickly. I will close now as I have another three letters to write very unusual.

With Love From Will.

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