The Schoolboy Stow-away

Soldiers of West Kent Yeomanry in a Gallipoli trench

First letter from the trenches - 2

I got that cablegram from Father and tell him that is the first I have heard from the family….I am feeling very well except for my tooth which aches like blazes in the evening. I get very good food here except for the water which has to go through various chemicals before you can drink it and when it is finished you get a very peculiar taste to it. But as I don’t drink much I don’t mind much….

I expect to go to the trenches next week – they say you are safer there than anywhere else.

Best love to all from Brian

You will excuse an uninteresting letter but it is the censor, not me