Bandsman W Metcalfe 46534, Colchester
I am now sitting up in bed writing this letter before the lights go out. We have had a very hard day today and marched over fifteen miles just to fire five shots. I saw a proof of the photos I have had taken and I dare say you will be able to have one if you come on Sunday. We had breakfast at 6.15. this morning and only had one biscuit and a piece of cheese up till 5 o’clock this evening and then we had too much. Dinner and Tea combined. I heard of the raid quite early last night and all our lights went out. I am glad to hear you are still safe after the raid you know my prayers are always for you. I suppose you get quite used to them now. The photo makes me very fat; I think I will have to take antipon or eat less. I don’t see how I am getting so fat on Army food. Well my Love I must conclude now
With Love From Yours Ever Will.
Sorry I have not time to write a letter as we have been out all day on special training. I am writing this in semi darkness as there is a raid warning
Love From Will
I am glad to hear you are safe after the raid. will write letter as soon as poss.
Perhaps by now you have heard of the General Mobilisation. We have our overcoat, blanket ground sheet and one of every thing on our back and I think we are out for a few days somewhere. I hear we are going somewhere by train so this time we mean business. You will know what has happened if you dont get a letter from me for a day or two. I don’t want to be out many nights because the snow is six inches thick. Will close now.
With Best Love From Will xx