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Australian Camp
Bostall Heath
Abbey Wood
Kent Eng
Decr 1915

My Darling Mum

I received your letter of October 27th to day 14th December, and was very pleased to hear from you. I am glad that you are alright mum. If you want any money at any time use mine. I am in the pink of Condition. Height in boots 5 ft 11 inc weight 11 stone 7 lbs. In the S M Herald I received from you, I cut my name out of the Casuality list, as being in Malta. The Next thing was, that I was carted to Gibralter, from there to Southampton then to Birmingham, than to the 2nd Bir-ham War Hospital where I stayed in Bed 5 weeks with Enteric and my wounds (slightly) were all out in septic poisoning. When I got better I was sent to a Convalesent home at Epsom. The famous racecourse is there. I went all over that. I stayed there 3 weeks, and I had 14 days furlough granted to me, also &pound14 (fourteen) I went and had a free leg in a place called Yardly. I was about the first Australian down

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