Vic – Mother: 14 Mar 1917

Dear Mother,
We are going on board this morning.  I got your letter all right and the parcell will be sent on the ship.  You can send a photo to anyone who never had one of the others.  Everyone in Omaha had one so there is no need to send any there.  I will write as soon as I get a chance but they say that South Africa will be the first port of call so dont expect a letter too soon.  Be sure and use that money if you want it

I forgot to tell you that it is the Ruapehu we are going by the others have gone back to Featherston and will follow us in about 3 weeks time but will catch up to us as their boat is fast.