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[On letterhead of "The Young Men's Christian Association and the Australian Branch Red Cross, with H. M. Mediterranean Expeditionary Force in Egypt."]
[From] P E Potts C.Q.M.S.
954 [No.] C [Coy.] 19th [Batt.]
[Brigade] 5th [Division] 2nd

Mrs A. W. Hill
Kurraba Road
Neutral Bay

Dear Mrs Hill

Tom met with a slight accident today. He was sitting in his dug out & a piece of shell from some distance flew back & hit him on the arm, & hip, causing a fair scar in both places. Happily however the wounds were not deep & Tom bore up like a Briton. He of course will be obliged to rest for a few weeks but is in no danger whatever & being physically fit should be back with us in the course of a month at the outside.
I am cabling you tomorrow in case Tom hasn't a chance of doing so. The Military Authorities would naturally advise you of Tom being wounded & you might think he is badly "done by". – but on receipt of my cable you will see he is not too bad.
Hope all is well with you & yours
With kind regards to Miss Hill
Yours very sincerely
P E Potts

[Written sideways in the left-hand margin:]
We will all be pleased to see old Tom back with us. If I told you all we think of him – you would be getting too proud. All I can say if there were more Tom Hills we would be over the Hills & far away from this I'm sure

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