83 Morpeth 04.07.1942
Received your letter and the 100 cigs. for which I thank you Darling. I hope the War Officer will be quick and let us know what they are going to do, but darling I should not wait for them if I were you, if you find that the work is to much for you, you must pack it in because it is not much good making yourself bad whilst waiting for a reply from W.O. and some how I do not fancy them giving me any time off, you see the insurance is not like a private business, they know that if we do not run it the office will find some one to collect but still darling there is no harm in trying and in the mean time one must hope for the best. I certainly hope they grant me some time if it is only to be with you at the confinement. Another thing I do not like about this business is that me being "B" which means light duties, I shall be in this grade for quite a time which means that I cannot go on leave or leave the billeting area. Of course I could come to some arrangement with the doctor at the hospital if the treatment continues to when I am due for my leave. Of course the other would be for a longer period so I could not hope to be able to square the doctor, so as you can see I am lost as to know how I stand. I certainly hope I have not put my foot in it by being clever as far as the army's concerned. Still darling as one great statesman said, we shall have to wait and see. Has any body heard from Wilfred yet, do they know where he is? Though I guess it's a little to early to know where he is yet. It seems awfully strange here now with all the chaps away. Tonight I am sleeping in the hut by myself there are only chaps including myself in the hut and they are on guard tonight so I shall feel lonely tonight. Must close now,
Cherrio, all my love,
Sydney's son was born 2nd July 1942.
This is the last letter found before Sydney landed in France approximately one week after D Day
And was wounded. The last and final letter found was written in Wolverhamptom hospital.