26. 8. 1916.
My dear Mother,
Many thanks for letters from you Father & Cecily & few copies of letters from G. which by the way I think I have acknowledged before. As usual there is no news except that we are not actually in the line at the moment. I have just been reading Wednesday’s paper, which makes things out to be very hopeful. We seem to be gaining quite a lot as a whole & I should think it ought to increase. I heard last night that the French had advanced 1500 yds. in places which is some gain in these times. At the moment we
are in camp in a cornfield – though there is very little camp about it as the men are mostly sleeping under their waterproof sheets. I have managed to get some beer for them which is extraordinarily popular.
Please thank Odd for her last letter
Love to all