Just a line to let you know I have come through another terrible fight all right. No doubt you will have seen something about the fall of Jericho. Well that was the result of our attacks. We lost a lot of boys in the affair; 4 or 5 in my old company were laid out. A good job I am in A Co. now. I must have brought my luck with me because my old platoon suffered very badly, we had 4 hours continuous fight to get one hill but we made the old Turk run in the end. As a reward we are being half starved again. Bully & biscuits that's all & not much water. Still we hope for something better. It is still raining hard. We are nearly washed out of our levy. The other officers in my levy all soaked through.
I am lucky today; I have had no letter or parcels for some time & have not seen a
Bailey, W., Letter, 27 February 1918