November 16th, 1918

Dear Mum,

Just a few lines to let you know how I am getting on. I suppose you got the wire for 20 pounds. I will be getting 14 days leave in about 6 weeks so I thought I might as well get in early. I am having a pretty easy time here. I will be going to a school for a couple of weeks tomorrow. I don't suppose we will be home for 12 months yet. I got a couple of letters from you yesterday. I forget the date, fairly late ones. I suppose Snowy is home by now. Hector Beaton must be getting some boy now. (getting married) & what's the world coming to, there's one thing she will have a pretty intelligent youth. I suppose Don will soon be out of the hands of the Hun now. I bet he has had a pretty pleasant time. I would sooner be dead myself than have those swine over me. It's to be hoped they kick a kick a few of them out of Aus. It wouldn't hurt if they kicked the lot of them out. They are crying to Pres. Wilson about them being starving etc. (Let them starve) it will be a good riddance. It's beginning to get pretty cold over here now although there has been no snow yet. No News. Hoping everybody is well.

I remain your aff son,