March 14th, 1918

Dear Mum,

Just a few lines to let you know how I am getting on. I came back from London on 26th Feb. I was in London one day & in the front line the next day. I might get a job for about 6 months in England, in 2 or 3 months perhaps before, over at the training battalion. The N.C.O.'s get sent over from here to drill the new reinforcements. I had a letter from Mr Chomley. He has slung up his job & got a job on the British Australian in London. He can't bring the family over till after the war. I didn't know till I came back or I would have gone & seen him. His cousin is editor of the show. Another of the camp was killed lately (J. Grey) he was a Cpl in the artillery. Kelly has gone home. We had a very quiet time this last time we went in the line, only had one killed out of the coy, which is very good but we can expect a pretty lively time in the spring. We are having great weather lately, a frost in the night & nice warm days, a trifle difference to last year when there was snow & ice galore. If I get the job in England I will get leave again after I have been over there 9 months. A good lot of our chaps had leave to Paris 8 days & had a great time. I never put in for it or I would have got it before I left England. I suppose Jane is quite an expert on the piano now. Hoping everybody is well.

I remain your aff son,