In a dugout
Sat. Aug 12th 1916
My dearest Mother
I have just received your latest letter enclosing those from Percy and Uncle and of course read them with great interest.
I might say at once that I am quite unable to move in the matter and can only wait for Pritchard. If he is successful at Winchester and I get a call then I can move, but not till then. If he fails well then the matter must drop, as nothing else can be done.
Sorry the pictures of Father's came to nothing. My! They would have been great, if only they had been timed better.
I received a letter from Saltcoats last night too but I don't like answering it today so I'll leave it till tomorrow.
As I told you all about myself yesterday and as I am exactly under the same circumstances today I have nothing to tell in this, concerning myself. I really was delighted to find another letter from you when the post came last night. I do like them and am delighted beyond measure to answer them.
Now I must close hoping you are cheerful and very well and that you will be going away with Allen for a change very soon.
Ever your very loving boy