Remember me to all at Seven Hills
Salisbury December 2nd 1916
Just a line or two to let you know that I am still alive and doing well hoping you and everyone at home are well. I am sending this letter from England but by the time you get this I will be in the trenches I see they are calling up the men between 21 & 31 & I believe Earnie will have to go. If he does tell him I said not to leave Australia if he can get out of it. It is terrible rough and they treat us like dogs. I am talking serious. Tell him to take a fools advice and be a cold foot. Never mind what people say about him. That is if he has to enlist.
Oh well I think I have told you all this time so I will conclude with best love from your loving son Chris xxx
[Transcribed for the State Library of New South Wales]