Sergeant Arthur Petty
A Final Farewell
The following is a copy of a letter sent by Sergeant Arthur Petty to his wife. The letter features in my book and I am pleased to be able to replicate it here.
Thursday, Oct, 29th 1914
My dear wife and child
My dears you will have got our Elsies parcel by now, I thought about a doll, but its such a long way + it might have got broke, so I sent her two little brushes so that she could help you to clean up a bit, I hope he will get them, you can let her have them now. So I will write from France if we stop a few days, but don’t be anxious if I don’t because we shall be busy, so good bye for the present give any love to all, your loving + affectionate husband Arthur.
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