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Date: August 25th 1917

Robertson Street Congregational Church

Soldiers' Club

S. of Stenography

Robertson Street Hall

Hastings, Sussex

25 Aug 17

Dear Mother,

I was just thinking that it was over two weeks since I wrote to you, but I have been so busy doing overtime on the shorthand that I have let the letter writing slide.

I had a letter from Uncle Fred the other day saying he had got a raise of pay and asking if I had forgotten him.

Dad wrote me about a week ago but did not have much to say except except that he was sorry he had not seen me again before he went back to the front. It'll soon be a month since he had his leave.

I have not heard from either of the boys for a long while but Mrs. P. Row had a letter from Syd a couple of weeks ago.

I don't know whether I shall make good on thios course as I have just scraped through on the first two exams and it is getting stiffer all the time. I've finished my sixth week and I have six more to go. I start speed practice on Monday.

Well anyhow I have missed two medical boards since I have been at the school and thus escaped being marked fit for training again. If I do get a board I shall likely get marked fit but I have had a good run for my money.

How is Phil getting along at Bob Owens? Is Bessie getting on all right? Give my love to all.

Your loving son