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Dearest Mother & Father,
Well we have taken up a position for the present. We are somewhere out from the Canal & on the desert It is all sand. At present the weather is beautiful. I am getting on tip top and feeling in as good health as ever I did. I hope you are all the same.
We have now our reinforcements and are full strength again. I will tell you a little of the evacuation. I took over Stans post when they left. I only had three men, and had to stay for thirty six hours after they left Tell you how hellis ticklish it was our company left & only 16 of us stayed it was the same all the way along
They all left the Peninsular on the Saturday at six & we left on Sunday night at one thirty I tell you if they had come we were gone to the mountains. I had 3 good men & we would have died hard. I will tell you more when I get home. Will write again soon. Hoping you are all well With love & kisses
Your loving Son

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