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Date: February 8th 1919

Feb. 8, 1919

Dear Sister Clemmie:

Have just had tea and am going to write a few lines. Not that I have much news and there is not much around Birkenhead of sufficient interest to write about. We had expected to be away from here a week ago but are still here. However it was rumored last night that our dispersal camp was coming from Wales to Liverpool and if that is the case it explains why we are still here. Otherwise there is no reason why our transfer papers should not have come through. However we haven't much to complain of here for Birkenhead certainly uses the convalescent soldiers white. The trains and ferries to Liverpool are free and everyday there is something on free for the cons.. On Tuesday afternoon there is a matinee at the Argyle, on Wednesday at the Royal, on Friday at the Olympia in Liverpool, and on Friday evening at the Hippodrome here. On the other days the picture houses are free and on Wednesday afternoon there is a free admission to the football games in Liverpool. On Sunday afternoon one of the wealthy residents Mrs. Harding gives a tea for the Borough hospital and the annexes which is quite good. So you see very is no reason for time hanging heavy on our hands. Saw one very good show "The Southern Maid" at the Royal. The others have been very ordinary variety shows.

Of course one cannot expect much from a comparatively small town like Birkenhead. Have seen a couple of good pictures, "Les Miserables" and "The Shuttle". "Les Miserables" was especially good. Have had no mail yet since leaving the battery but am expecting it along any day now. Wrote for it as soon we landed here which is two weeks today. It will be a good one when it does come and will be very welcome. By the way any more letters sent there before I get that boat address them to the Army Post Office, simply 92877 Bdr. HHS Simpson C.E.F. Army P.O., London.

Now I think I will ring off as there is not much news. Will drop a line again in a few days. Hope my mail comes along tomorrow.

Love to all, Harold