Dear Emmie

In answer to yours of the 11th inst. It was rather quick in coming but owing to moving I have been delayed in answering it. I wrote an answer two days ago but as it will not go until tomorrow I am writing again. From the place we have just left we were about 1 Kilo from Belgium and of course I took one or two strolls into that country. This morning we moved from Mouchin to this place (I forget the name at present) and we are in better circumstances now. I dare say you notice the diff in colour of the ink. I am now writing actually at a table and using somebody’s writing material. The people here speak French but I don’t suppose they do further into Belgium. Where did you go to with your old school chum Sat. I will be glad when I am able to take you to the Central Hall once more. I haven’t heard any good music since I left England. I think we are going to have a library and writing room here: the thing we really want is a piano – hope you have enclosed one in Xmas parcel.

I had a few lines from Charles Gibbs the other day and I think he must be down the base most likely just out of Hospital as I presume he must have gone down when gassed. Donald has gone to hospital and also my other bed-chum, with a touch of the flu’ I think. I hope they are back for Christmas (not many more days now) as I think we will have an extra spread. You must be getting on quite well at singing to be pressed so much. I’ll have to accompany you when I come home. Who plays for you now? I have played the cornet so much tonight that my hand is quite shaky. I don’t think I have any more to write at present but will try again tomorrow if poss.

With Best Love

From Yours Ever

Will xx

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