Volume 2: Letters written on active service, M-W, 1914-1919 - Page 27
Sep 21 Rec'd
3. Aug 1916
Dear Mr Harris
Your ever welcome letter of the 12-6-16 to hand & was very glad indeed to hear from you. In answering your letters I have always mentioned the date, we have had a lot of papers just lately of which I got a very big bundle from you. I always pass them round among the men, so I like the idea of putting the stamp well over them, it helps to let everybody know the good work you are doing.
I certainly have not written much lately, in fact anyone away from this show, could have no idea of the work of a Coy Comdr. I find it very difficult to keep up a weekly correspondence with home even then my letters must often ramble, I have to knock off so many times & restart them. I never get time to start writing before 10 o'clock at night out of the trenches & when in trenches the writing of a letter extends over a couple of days. if we could only transport any one of you here for a day & just make you sit in a Coy Comdr dugout & watch the stream of orderlies passing too & fro, that alone would worry you, without dealing with any of the correspondence then to add to our worries we are continually getting letters from people telling me they have not