March 13, 1916
My dear Mother,
I got letters from Claude, little Aunt and home yesterday.
I was very sorry to learn that you had a nasty fall I hope you soon get well and strong again.
It must be good to get a good season and have fat stock again.
Gavin Lowe gave me some home papers
Moorhouse is nearby. George Moncrieff is getting along O.K.- also W. Davis and Roy Orme. Lockhart is well represented here.
We got to look into our kit bags with all our private odds and ends that were left in Cairo when we went to the Peninsular. We can sleep in pyjamas for a change. We get to swim daily in the lake that the Suez Canal runs through. It’s a treat to be clean again.
Ismailia is very pretty with palms and creepers and bamboo. There are some carved stones and a little sphinx in the gardens. Some of the boys just brought in a little desert dog puppy they found in a burrow. they want to make a mascot of him. He is such a pretty, fluffy little chap.
Love to all and tons of kisses for Nona.