Dear Mother & Father, Well this is the third day of my leave. Am waiting in London for a couple of days in order to get some badly needed clothes, then I think I will go up to Scotland as I have my pass made out for there. How is everyone? I wish you were both with me here. Met Gordon Matthews, Wilfred Stratton, Merideth Huycke and all the rest. Stratton is just on his way home. London seems to be much the same as a year ago with fewer men about and perhaps a little quieter.
Dear Mother & Father, Well I have had a streak of luck today. A letter from home and a letter from Agnes. Those snaps of the girls are simply great. As you know there is no more 93rd Battn. We are the 39th battalion now under Col. Preston. Everything is well organized here and everything is done properly. We are doing some real soldiering now. I was in London last week for three days which I spent in seeing London. I saw most of the most interesting places, St.Pauls, Westmins
Dear Mother & Father, As you see I am attached to the 39th Battn. at West Sandling Camp. The battalion received its final smash yesterday and most of us are today with the 39th and are on the General list. Col. Preston as you know is in command. I have just got back from London. I was on three days leave. I got the rest of my equipment. Fixed up a few things, changed my account and was in to see the manager of the Royal. I happened to get in with a officer from the R. Eng. fr
Otterpool Camp Dear Father, Well I received your letter of the 10th with the card which I am filling out and sending to you. I am pretty well fixed financially now so will be able to have some money in the bank. I am going up to London for certain Saturday for six days leave, part of which I will spend in the city. I am going to transfer my account from the Bank of Montreal to the Royal, also I get my clothing allowance of £7/11/0 clothing grant from the pay office. I have ne
Dear Margaret, I just received the lovely pair of socks you and mother knit and sent me. I just marched in from Lydd about a distance of sixteen or seventeen miles and I was dusty and dirty and my feet were sore. I had a poor fitting pair of boots. Was washing my feet when a funny thing happened. The postman handed me a parcel and the parcel contained the two pair socks. So you may be sure I did not take long in getting into a pair. They are beautifully knit and came at a mos
Dear Mother & Father Well I hope you are all well as we are here. Got in from Lydd about three o’clock, dusty and with my feet a little sore from poor fitting boots. Soon as I landed here I received the parcel containing the white socks and also a silk knit tie and a letter from Mar Neill. I would have have walked twice as far again to get them. The socks are beautifully knit and will very comfortable on the feet. I washed up and put a pair on as soon as I got them, It was a
Dear Mother & Father, Well once more it is Sunday and we had our usual church service although Major Davidson has left us for a hospital or something or other near London. I haven’t been up to London yet but intend going at the 1st opportunity. I had leave but it was cancelled when I was warned for France and then that was cancelled too so I don’t know where I am at. The weather has been great over here if it wasn’t for the dampness. I am getting more accustomed to it now and