January 4th, 1916

Dear Mum,

I got your 4th letter today. Pat arrived here on New years day, he is camped within about 300 yards of us. I am going to try and get him into this company. I think I can manage it. He will probably be shifted to Tel Alkabah on the canal in a few days in case the Turks come along that way I presume. Sorry to hear that Claude got hit. I saw Slater the other day, he is a Corporal in the Light Horse, about all now.

Your aff son,