23rd Nov. 1918.
This is just a line before I go out to Argyle.
You will see I have got my leave at last and have been filling in my time pretty well as in all likely hood it will be my good bye to my native land. I have done the round all but Argyle and Bolton.
I intend sending you a detailed account of my holiday from start to finish but this may be in time to wish you all a Merry Xmas and Happy New Year, all the friends are well. Mary is engaged to be married to Herbert Inskip. I saw Uncle Abrey but not Aunt or Ethel Will see them before leaving London
Mag is at Argyle. I phoned last night to her but I slept in a hotel here and am just going out to dinner Am writing this in a little shop in the street.
Hope you are all well.
I have to go back to France next Saturday worse luck.
[written at bottom in pencil, author and date added unknown:] John Gray to Family in Canada