Aireborough Historical Society

1916 BEF Letter



Title
BEF Letter
Date 8th June 1916
Location Yeadon
Photo ID
HL171 + HL172 & HL173
Comment
The envelope is addressed to Mrs D L Slater of 13 Granville Terrace and stamped "Passed Field Censor".
The notepaper has the YMCA insignia and is dated Jun 8th 1916. The writing is a little difficult to read in places :
"Dear all, I have got another parcel today ? with the flashlight? Diary  ? etc. I think the diary will be plenty big enough for my requirements you see I have no big engagements or anything so far ? I don't need a big one.
     I don't think you can send anything more Mother, because I am alright here and expect we shall be here for a week or two yet, so I don't think you have any need to bother at all.
Pte J W Slater ,        357       15th  ?
B Comp              8 Platt           BEF France
        I am sorry the field card took so long to come, you must have been a long time  without any word at all but never mind, they always say "No news is good news" and I think this is going to be a letter with no news because I can't think of anything worth writing about.
         I think you must be missing some of my letters Mother, because I got the photos a long time since --------- ?
I may have slipped something in I shouldn't have done and it's been destroyed so there is only myself to blame, but you must let me know if anything has been crossed out. I think I shall have our --------- ?   
        Well I think that is about all this time, but I will remember my letters forever.
From your loving son and brother Willie"

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