February 1st, 1916

Dear Mum,

I suppose you think it is just about time I wrote but I had no news to tell & same now. I got two letters from you the other day, they were both marked 5, I hadn't had a letter for 3 weeks before that. Pat got transferred to this coy about a week ago, he had no trouble at all here. We've had a fairly long stay here, over 9 weeks and I suppose we will be here a while longer. Steve Newton has been in hospital a few miles up the Nile so I heard but is just about alright now and will be shifted to where we are camped. Claude is in a different camp, Steve is in the 24th Battalion, same Brigade as us. Hoping everybody is well.

Your aff son,