Dear Dad and Mam

Have not been able to post this letter before but can’t help it. I am as per usual in the pink everything in the garden’s lovely hope you all can say the same. You will no doubt know before you get this that Lew has been wounded but it is only slight please tell his people so because I saw him yesterday and he was in the pink but as dirty as can be had not had a wash for over a week and not been able to shave, he has got a very cushy one in the shoulder only a flesh wound so tell Mrs Morgan not to worry. My luck is as good as ever and still going strong was not in the scrap but scotching up behind. I had a wash and shave yesterday how delicious it was. Please excuse this will write a decent one when we are a little settled. Thanks once more for your letters. Best love and wishes to you all.

Your Loving Son