No. 7925934. Sgt. Greenwood, R.T.
9th Battn. R.T.R.


Tuesday evening.

Jess dear,

We have had another “quiet” day so far… with occasional spasms of enemy mortar coming over, and some activity by the R.A.F… but nothing on a big scale. Most of our fellows seem to be sleeping at the moment… making up for several disturbed nights lately… or maybe sleeping off the effects of heavy dinners.

We have been able to have some large meals lately. the ‘compo’ packs in themselves provide adequate food for us, but these are now being supplemented by local grown stuff such as potatoes, carrots and onions. We are consequently having some very good meals… much better food than I had dreamed possible for front line troops. We get bread occasionally too. It provides a welcome respite from the rather hard biscuits. Some of the lads have enjoyed the luxury of fresh milk lately… when they have been able to find a cow sufficiently docile to submit to being milked. This milking business has provided a bit of comic relief: only one or two of the lads seem able to do it, but several have tried… much to the disgust of the cow, I’m sure.

And now it is time for another meal… tea-time. I believe we are having fried sausage… with biscuits and jam etc. Not bad, for a battle field tea party.

Au revoir, my dear,

Yours always,