Willows 67th Batt. 4 Company
Jan. 24th 1916
Dear Father and Mother.
I am answering your letter which I received on Saturday hoping that you are all in the best of health as I am now, as I have quite got over my cold thank you so much for your kind inquires. I have plenty of underwear and sweaters, but is miserable and cold in the barrack rooms. We were inspected by Major-General Hughes this week, but he did not give his opinion of us, I am afraid it was poor; but I shouldn’t worry. Frenchy is in the field arrtillery here as driver they accepted me there I qualified as a rider but they persuaded me in this regiment to stay as they need good drivers and riders for the transport, so I am now transport driver for num 4 company. You drive from the saddle here side one horse and drive the other like the arrtillery. It is just as hard. Dickenson tried to get on the arrtillery but they would not accept him, and he is sore because they accepted me and I wouldn’t go and he wanted to go and they would not take him, but don’t advertise this at L.B. I have not any idea when we will be going away, but I do hope soon, as I am tired of this. They are stopping our pay. till we come back from the war, so I have signed over $20 to my mother, you will receive them at the end of the month with instructions.
With love to Auntie Kate and the children and all of you.
Your loving son
P.S. Please send a letter soon. W.