No. 7925934. Sgt. Greenwood, R.T.
9th Battn. R.T.R.
Jess dear, Conditions here are not so good for writing this evening. But I must say a few words. I have nothing really interesting to report… my life being rather uneventful just now, but I don’t mind this, as you can guess. Have today received your letter of Sunday last, and am delighted to hear that Barry has at last “said” something. I can quite imagine how pleased you must have been.
Thanks for all the other good news about the little chap: it is grand to be reminded that life can be worth-while: one is apt to forget these things in the midst of all the beastliness and misery of this damnable life. Our present locality is one which has been pretty well blasted… and is totally devoid of life, either animal or human. And the total countryside is just a flat waste… interspersed with ditches and flooded fields. It is terribly depressing and I hate it intensely. Thank goodness the war news continues to be (This is the end of page 1. The rest of this letter is missing.)