State Library of NSW
Isle of Lemnos31/9/15
Dear Uncle, Aunt & Cousins
It is such a long time since I have written that I will commence with excuses. Since the end of last March we have had no opportunities. We began preparations for leaving Mena camp & embarking then, & were in Lemnos for three weeks on the transports before our landing. For at least two-months after landing I did not have the chance of writing a letter home & for the rest of the time we averaged an issue of one piece of paper & one envelope per man per fortnight. We have been relieved for a spell after twenty-one weeks incessant fighting & solid work, so I have seized the opportunity to purchase pens ink &
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