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4 Dec 1916 After a break in letters we find Jack recuperating in Birmingham

The Hermitage
Solihull
nr Birmingham

My Dear Mother & Father
Received your letter with PO & stamps yesterday many thanks for same. I’m still going strong & keeping my pecker up. 99 more words

London Rifle Brigade

24 Aug 1916 I've lost about 10lbs since I've been wounded

The  letter contains a photograph of Jack in Hospital, second from the right with two other soldiers and a nurse.

Ward No 2
VAD Hosp… 161 more words

London Rifle Brigade

22 Aug 1916 My mouth will not be opened for a fortnight or so yet.

No 2 Ward
VAD Hosp.
Newton Abbot

My Dear Mother & Father,
Received your letters & card this morning, pleased to hear everything is A1. That piece that came out of my jaw is a part of the jaw not lead. 74 more words

London Rifle Brigade

21 Aug 1916 My face has spoiled the photographs ...

Ward No 2
VAD
Newton Abbot

My Dear Mother & Father,
A few lines to let you know I’m getting on alright. Sorry I’ve not written for a day or two. 89 more words

London Rifle Brigade

16 August 1916 I can manage to get about with a walking stick now ...

V.A.D. Hospital, Newton Abbot

My Dear Mother & Father
Received your letter today. I can manage to get about with a walking stick now but my leg will be some time before it’s healed up. 23 more words

London Rifle Brigade

15 August 1916 Shall be able to walk about with only a stick shortly

Ward no 2
VAD Hosp,
Newton Abbot

My Dear Mother & Father,
Received your letter today also pipe &c many thanks. I’ve just smoked a pipe of tobacco it’s grand after not having smoked one for nearly seven weeks. 121 more words

London Rifle Brigade