Thanks for letter + paper. I am glad I did not put you out last week. I hope to get my pass any time this week. There is a lot of “wind up” here about the German offensive; to look at things straight it means us going out soon. I am not pessimistic about it though. I am going to find out about my leave now hoping to see you soon. Love
I am very sorry to have put you out so, but my leave was stopped this morning. I was quite ready, had had an early breakfast and was feeling as if I was at home when I found that I was unlucky as my pass had not been put in. You can imagine my disappointment. As I am writing this the boys are marching off to the station. I hope you will be able to cancel the week you have got off because next week is holiday week and you will have one or two days given you then. I have a good piece of news and that is, I don’t think that this is my last leave, most likely it is but I am going to try to get another one to bring my cornet home because I will leave it behind. I would write more now only I don’t feel up to it. I will now conclude hoping that I am not disappointed next week.
With most affect. Love
Dear Emmie leave postponed until next week letter following love Will
Bandsman W Metcalfe 46534, Band Room, Russel House, Jetty St, 52. Graduated Batt, Royal Sussex Regt, Cromer, Norfolk
Yours to hand of the 19th. I half expected such an answer, before I sent my letter to you and now I have got it I suppose I must put up with it. If you would rather save your week until the summer by all means do so I would not like to know that I was spoiling your holiday in any way. I will arrive in London about 12 noon on Friday. I think it is Liverpool St where my train gets it. Well I must get on or I will have somebody running me for neglect of duty.
Love From Will x
52 Batt. R.Suss Reg’t No.1 C Coy. Cromer
Thanks for paper and letter received this evening; it has taken two days to come. I have had a very hard day today and do not feel like writing a letter so will answer yours tomorrow. Hope you are quite well,
Best Love From