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Transcript of Letter from Lieutenant Catford, 30 September 1916

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(D/DLI 7/115/17)

September 30th 1916.

6th D.L.I.

I am writing to tell you that I am keeping well 
and am feeling very much better to-day. I have only one Officer 
left in my Company. One left last night with shell-shock. I do 
not wonder at it seeing what we have to put up with. I expect 
to be on leave in a months time and am looking forward to seeing 
you all----

To-morrow we go into our final big attack. Do not 
worry if you don't hear for a day or two from me, I shall not 
have very much opportunity of writing to you for a bit.