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Date: August 2nd 1918

August 2, 1918

Dear Mother:

Have only time for a few lines tonight just to let you know that I am OK. Came from our rear section to forward this evening and will be on duty here for a week. The battery in our present position is divided into three sections and we signallers, dividing into three equal shifts, take a turn at each, a week forward then centre and rear. At forward we do O.P. work as well as the exchange and line work and so are on duty all the time. At centre we do only the exchange and line work and so have forty-eight on and twenty-four off and at rear we have a cinch twenty-four on and forty-eight off. I received your parcels containing chocolate, chicken, milk, coffee etc. the night before last. Many thanks for it. It was as usual very welcome. The chocolate certainly tasted good for about the only
sweets we get are in parcels and they are always a treat. Occasionally we get Canadian chocolate through the Y. and always get some when in stock but the English and French stock which we get is not worth buying. Have had no Canadian letter mail lately but am hoping for one soon.

Am afraid this is a rather mixed a scrawl but will send you the decent letter again in the few days. Am just dropping a line while waiting for someone else to take over the exchange. I took over when I came up and have not got my kit put away yet. Hear my relief coming now so will say goodnight and get settled. All well as usual.

Love to all, Harold