Volume 1: Letters written on active service, A-L, 1914-1919 - Page 103

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[Letter undated and unsigned but presumed to be by Raymond Paul Brett.]
[On Letterhead of The Young Men's Christian Association Army Department. Mediterranean Expeditionary Force Alexandria, Egypt. 1915]
I will be leaving the Hospital shortly.

St Patricks Hospital

Dear Mum

I received a very welcome letter from you and you dont know how I felt at getting it. I was in the trenches doing Observation duty through a periscope, – (a thing with 2 glasses in it) when a lad came behind me and sang out, a letter for you Brett. I had to wait till my time was up before I could read it, But I knew that only one hand in the universe wrote that way. I have been in the firing line now about 7 weeks. I have been in one Bayonet charge. We were placed in the 2nd Battalion as soon as we arrived in Gallipoli. Once on about

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