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Dear Miss King

Just a few lines hoping you are in the best of health as it leaves me the same at present.

I have not received a letter from you for some time but I suppose I will get one any day now.

You will be pleased to hear that I have been promoted to full Corporal and I can assure you Miss King I feel very proud of it.

My pay now is 10/- (ten shillings) per day so if I have the good luck to pull through and reach Australia again, will have sufficient money to establish my self in some little business.

It was after the battle of the 23rd of August on the Somme that I received my promotion, so I consider I am going very well. I was in the second wave which

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