c.o The Signallers Mar 23 1915
My Dear Mother
I am sorry poor Dad had a smash up. It’s a beast of a thing to get hurt when everything is so hard. I guess he was cutting scrub for the sheep when it happened. It puzzled me a bit when I first heard he had fallen from a tree but I hope he wasn’t hurt internally. Let me know next mail. I’m glad it wasn’t more serious. I was in the ranks when the letter was given to me by the O.C. Asked if it was a love letter. When I told him my Dad had been hurt he offered me leave to go to the tent to send any messages.
I saw Aunt Grace on Saturday. Abe Lewis was there. He is knocking about selling cheap Jack things, watches etc. Doing a bit of sly grog too, I think.
Love from Stid to all.