Letter from Palestine
Pte Wotherspoon D. J.
H.Q. Coy. A/TK
2/15 Bn. A.I.F. Abroad.
My Dear Till,
Well Sis, here I am about to attempt a page or two
to you. I am sitting propped up against the pillows, how long before I grow
tired, the length of your letter depends. It is a lovely sunny day here in
Ingham lads have become casualties. Million,
Blue Shirt, they are just about recovered. Poor Bob Jessup will be staying over
here, he will never go home to
I lasted out well Till. This was by far the fiercest battle I have been in. I seen it through for four days, got hit the fourth night. I cannot say how it will affect me yet, but Ií»m hoping for the best. I should be let up in a few days. With any luck I should be back with the Boys inside a month.
This is my first taste of Hospital, not so bad eh Till? I am looked after for every want, ladies of the Red Cross visit the ward almost daily, handing out little necessities, cigarettes matches etc.. They also distribute chocolate & attend to cables, nail etc.. Our own Aussie nursing Sisters & Drí»s have been marvellous, working all hours to nurse the boys. The V.A.s also are wonderful. Altogether they are fighting just as great a fight as we did. Every little act of kindness is given with a smile, and something in the way they place the pillows gives rest to the most painful cases.
Have just heard good news Tobruk is in our hands once more, so this battle the Aussies started so well looks like growing into one of final Victory. The Yanks can take over now and show us how to finish the show. I think myself they are the only ones for the job, what they do, they seem to do thoroughly. They also have the numbers behind them, a very important item.
I have had ever so many letters this last few days. Three more this morning; one from Mum, Nell & Vic. Mum wrote hers just before going down to meet Ford, Nellí»s was later and Vicí»s was a nice long newsy letter. I will try & answer them, but if I doní»t, they will understand.
This is all for this time Till, give dear Norma? (Joyce) and Bobby a big kiss for me the night you receive this. Give my kindest to Grace, Bob & Family. Now with all the best to Bob Taylor & fond love to your dear self, I remain always, your Brother.