Bandsman W Metcalfe 46534, 52 Royal Sussex Regt, Colchester
Dear Emmie

I have been disappointed all round this weekend and to crown it all it is Tuesday night and I have had no letter from the only one I look forward to. And yet another: I have just been down for some supper and find that there is none left. I had to go before the officer for being late of parade but it got washed out. We are playing out tomorrow night at a Baptist hall and I have a late pass. I dare say we will come off better there than we did at Officers’ club. We are playing Desmond’s pieces, he has written them out for the band. I will close now hoping to hear from you by the very first post tomorrow.

With Best Love From Will

C.G. after not hearing from his girl for a fortnight wrote the final letter; this is the second time. It seems to be made up again now. Does true Love run smothly?

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