This letter was written approximately two weeks before Frank was captured by soldiers of the Japanese army. In the letter Frank mentions the family and a remittance that he had sent home.
Pte. F. Larkin,
H. Q. Coy, 2/19 Bn,
A. I. F. Malaya
Just a few lines to let you know I have had £16.0.0 sent home to you to-day. As regards this money, Pop, I would like you to keep it yourself for your own benefit, and use it as you wish.
I know you will probably put it away, no matter what I wish, but whatever you do, don’t bank it in my name, as I made my will out to the rest of the family, bar yourself. By sending money home as often as I can, I hope to repay some of which you did for me as a kid.
If you won’t use it for yourself, and decide to bank it, stick it in your own account. I don’t know when it will get through over home, but I should say within a month after you receive this letter card.
I hope everything is going O.K. with you and the rest of the family are quite well. How is Rita’s new nipper & what did she call him. I’m in the pink myself, no worries, etc., & still doing quite O.K.
Well, best regards, Dad, and hope to hear from you all shortly.