Somewhere in Flanders Dear Mother and Father, Am just rolling in for the night. Have got a nice warm coke fire going in a brazier and plenty of straw on the floor. We are at present in tents so they cool off pretty rapidly towards morning. We are getting on into the winter months again and are now getting the rain, mud and cold again. It has been raining and blowing all day but tonight it is bright moonlight and I feel like taking a long walk to work off some excess energy. M
Dear Mother & Father, Received your Labour Day letter the other day and your Sept. 10th letter came in with the rations tonight. I have been sitting here trying to picture every incident. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to go fishing at Indian village or up the lake somewhere. It is one thing that I can look forward to. It is getting along into winter now. Tonight it is raining and blowing hard and mud up to the eyes. We are fairly comfortable in an old Bosche dugout. Looks like ano
Dearest Mother & Father mine, I know you will be thinking me very ungrateful in not writing more than I do. I try and write a couple of letters each week but one days seems like another and it is like sending you a carbon copy of the letter previous. I went on leave the 23rd of last month and went straight from the front line to the boat and believe me we were having a hot time of it. So you see how would enjoy it. I had fourteen days in and about London. I got fitted out in
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 Mar, Well old girl just received your letter of Feb. 14. Have just written Mother and Father so it will have the most of the news if it can be called such. The war is still carrying on and you can read most of what the Canadians are doing in the papers. I would like to describe to you the tanks but it is rather beyond me and you can see them in pictures. One of our boys took the tail light off one for a souvenir. I have a simply wonderful German helmet which I got from a