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Serg't W. (Bill) Hobson

"Yes, I am very much alive and I sure did think my time had come when I was buried for twenty minutes or more, for it seemed like hours..." W. Hobson, England 20 Sept. 1916


September 20, 1916

Dear-,

In answer to your kind letter dated Aug. 27th. I was very pleased to hear you are keeping well through these war times. I came to this Hospital about a month ago and it is a far better place than Camberwell. It seems to take a long time for my wound to heal up and as I still have to walk around with a tube in it. I won't be sorry when it does. The doctor here thinks there is still a piece of something in there yet. Very deep down, and as they can't trace it he won't take a chance of operating. When it does get better I expect to be sent back to France, by the way they are sending some of the poor fellows back. Some are not really better yet.

I had a letter from Harry a few days ago and he says he is quite well. Yes, I am very much alive and I sure did think my time had come when I was buried for twenty minutes or more, for it seemed like hours. I am pleased the boys are keeping well and I hope they have good luck too. It must make your mother feel a lot better when she hears from them often. I hope she is well, also the rest of the family. We are getting some cold, windy weather here now. I hope you are getting it good out in St. Marys. How are things there now? They are not very good in London at present-everything is so dear.

It is over two years since I was in St. Marys. My! how the time flies. I go home two or three times a week as it takes half an hour to get there. My Brother George is still out in France and was quite well the last I heard. I think this is all, so will close with best wishes to all.
Your Friend
Billy


Serg't W. Hobson,
Military Hospital,
Brondesbury, N. W., England
September 20, 1916

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St. Marys Journal Argus 1916

Serg't Hobson's wound is slow about healing and still gives him trouble. It's more than two years since he left Stone Town.

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