20-10-1942 Letter from North Africa
to Till & Bob Taylor
H.Q.Coy A/TK, 2/15 Bn
Dear Till & Bob
Sister mine 每 I am afraid I am far behind with my letters to you 每 but I ask you to forgive me on the excuse of being busy. There are no nice writing rooms in the jolly old desert, and lights at night are taboo 每 so I have been doing very little writing.
Till, it is almost another Christmas time. I have been told to have my mail in
by November 1st, so allowing a few days for lying about here, a few
truck rides etc, this should just about be in time. I hope so anyway. Till, this
will serve a double purpose, it will let you know that I wish you Many Happy＊s
on Dec ? ? for your Birthday, also to say that I hope yourself & BOB &
Joyce and Bobby have an enjoyable Christmas. Forget the rotten War for one day,
& have a merry time, and lets hope the New Year will bring nothing but Good
Luck to you & your dear Family. Perhaps I may be able to be a little closer
to you next year, here＊s hoping that way.
Sister, I am a busy man, so you will understand Sweetheart, write to me
sometimes. I love hearing you, say Till, remember when you used to write to me
in the days when I was Stockbanging on Burleigh Stn, ever so long ago, wish I
was back there some where today, with a big warm fire and a billy of tea & a
big slab of steak grilling on the old Camp Oven lid. Give Olga my love when you
next write, and now my Dear, all The Best for Christmas & New Year and tons
of Happiness in the days to come.
Kisses to Joyce & your dear self, best wishes to Dad, Bobby, Joyce & yourself. Always your Brother, Dave