This is one of many letters sent by staff of the Great Western Railway Audit office at Paddington who had enlisted to fight in the First World War. (RAIL 253/516)
Sidney Broad Hodges, 30 December 1915, Longmoor, England. Born: 7 January 1884, Regiment: Royal Engineers, Railway Troop, Regiment number: 138032, Rank: Sapper, Died: 1956
I might say we are all merry and bright and not down hearted yet.
Dear Mr Hunt,
Received card alright for which I must thank you very much. We are still at Longmoor and no signs of moving as I have been made cook’s mate and had to work very hard all through Xmas.