Thinking of Uppies & Downies

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THINKING OF UPPIES AND DOWNIES

Would Like To Have A Go

Private T.R. Lamont, 11th Border, writing on April 28th from “Old Tom Terrace,” France, says:

Dear Sir,

I received your welcome parcel of tobacco in the best order, and I thank you very much for the same. We had just come out of the trenches after having a wet time of it, so I could not have received the parcel at a better time. I shared it amongst the boys, which is the general custom with any parcels from England, and it would have done you good to see the pleasant smiles on the faces of the lads when I handed a laal bit of bacca across to them. Well, I am just thinking of the Uppies and Downies do that will be taking place to-day. I would have liked to have had a go in with them; but duty first and pleasure afterwards. I am living in full confidence of coming back again to the old town. Again thanking you and the subscribers to the STAR fund for their welcome gift.