Letter, WW1

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The first page of a letter handwritten in ink. Written by Eric Hylton from Egypt to his mother in April 1915. Private Hylton 8/827 enlisted in August 1914 and was discharged from N.Z.E.F. in May 1916 after serving at Gallipoli. He was discharged due to illness.

This was written at Kubri but I couldn’t get a chance to post it
E R Kubri
Near Suez
Suez Canal, Egypt
Dear Mother,
We left Zeitoun last Tuesday morning for here and arrived in the evening about five o’clock. We left our tents behind at the base and have since then been sleeping out in the open, last night we had our first night in the trenches as reserves to some other troops who were out in front of us. There is a censorship now on all our letters outwards so I can tell you nothing about military affairs, though I daresay you know a lot more about the war than we do as far as we know there is no censorship on inward letters at present and from appearances none that I have received so far have been opened. Both weeklies arrived safely and after we had finished with them in the tent I put them in to Company mess room and the last I saw of them they were about...
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247mm (height), 196mm (width)
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Gifted by Mrs Hylton
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