you know it is very silly to worry about we boys here. We all have the same chance of escaping being hit. We have a job to do &: it is a case of doing it properly at that. After the war is over you shall see us both returning little the worse for wear. As for your coming well Father there are any amount of young single men left yet. I don't know how they have the heart to walk about when they know the need for men at the front.
Well father I have written all I can just now so will close With love to all
From Your sincere son Clyde
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cut reinforcements out altogether now