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Dear Father
Well I am in dock at present undergoing repairs. Have been hit in the left hand. A shrapnel pellet went straight it isent any thing serious but very painful. I don't think it will take long to heal. That is if no bone is broken. When the Dr dressed it yesterday it was swollen too much to see just what was the matter. It could very easily have been worse had the hand been knocked off for instance. I don't think it will be very long before I get back to have another go at Fritz. My luck was out. Had been promoted to corporal about a week before. Had charge of two guns attached to headquarters. Was to have come through orders the night I got cracked off well never mind. If I could get them once can do it again when I return. There are a few of my section in

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