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

23.10.44 (actually 24.10.44)


Jess dear,

Another brief letter, but I know it will be more welcome to you than nothing at all. At the moment we are enjoying fairly mild weather, and this is a welcome change from the recent heavy rain. Just now, too, we are not quite so near to the enemy, and it is even possible that we may be able to relax for a day or so, but this will depend upon factors over which we have no control. However, I am optimistic and am looking forward to writing you a decent letter soon.

I received your letter detailing Barry’s conversational abilities… and found it very interesting. I see that the little fellow suffers from the same handicap as his father… hardly able to get a word in edgeways-!

You have asked me about winter requirements… and once again I must ask you not to worry in this direction: I am quite well equipped, and will be well looked after by the army in this respect.

Regarding ‘Xmas, I do not want anything from anybody, but if K. and T. and D. insist on sending something, I suggest you let them know somehow that a fountain pen would be appreciated. As you know, I am still using my old one, but it is damaged, and may fall to pieces at any time. It would be nice to have a ‘spare’.

Always yours –