Ice. Cp. Smith Royal Engineers British Legation Guard Peking, North China
Dear Mother Just a line in answer to your letter of the 2nd Feb. Sorry to hear about Daddy. Just shows you what a firm they are. I did not get that parcel yet, so I put it down to being lost. What date did you send it on. I get the paper regular.
I go to Leintsin on 12th March to play football in the final of the North China Cup. As we are the Champions of Peking. We get a nice gold medal if we win so it is worth going for. And we go back to Hong Kong again in May. I am in the best of health, but that promotion is a long time coming out. Remember me to. Daddy and all
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at home. Tell Fred Gillingham had hard lines. How is Mabel, is she still in London? Now I have told you all the news. So hoping you and Daddy are in the best of health and going on alright. Remember me to Ted. Now I must close From Your Loving Son Alf xxxx. :D ÿ
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