16 Jan 1943, W J Carrie's wartime diary
Many Happy Returns, Darling. I wished them to you at 4pm (7am with you) when I thought you would be awake and I have been thinking of you ever since.
It is amazing how the news that I had got a letter from you was all round the Camp in a few hours and I had to tell the story to hundreds within the next 24 hours.
My back is very sore tonight so I hope you will excuse me writing - it has been bad for the last few days, that is why I haven't written - I must try and conserve my energy. AIAW. B.B.