Volume 2: Letters written on active service, M-W, 1914-1919 - Page 300
who I have told to give you one. later on I will if I get time have a photo taken by myself & send it along.
Well Dear Mother I will now close as I have to make a Tattoo report out & see that the men are all asleep & well tucked in for the night (I'm Mother now)
I am at the present time in good health & a little home sick having the feeling that I would like to see your Dear old face again then I would be satisfied. Well Dear Mother I ask you to give my best love to my Sister Rube & tell her I will send her a letter when I get another opportunity. Also remember me to Amy Kit Sam Wal Ernie & Annie & all the little ones. I also ask you to look after Maid & cheer her up for the future when I come back again. Also remember me to all at A.I at Lloyds & tell them I will write soon
Well Dear Mother I ask God to Bless & Keep both You Maid & all the others in good health & happiness. I wish You All a Merry Xmas & Happy New Year. Good night Mother
Your loving Son
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From the late Sgt. Major W. B. Schaeffer
Killed in the trenches at Anzac, 20 May, 1915.