File - E#4: May - June 1916

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E#4: May - June 1916

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(1891-1964)

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  • Letter of May 2, 1916 (typed transcript only, no original): Fred writes of spring and socializing. Letter of May 5, 1916: Fred builds a table for his hut and is busy building horse lines. Letter of May 9, 1916: Fred trades his cigarette rations for green envelopes. Letter of May 17, 1916: Fred writes of being back at the guns and conditions there. Letter of May 20, 1916: Fred writes to commemorate his one year engagement with Edith. Letter of May 23, 1916: Fred is thankful to be back at the horse lines. Letter of May 26, 1916: Fred responds to news of Edith's summer plans. Letter of May 27, 1916: Fred has lots of socks and the weather is good. Letter of May 31, 1916: Fred learns of Bill Mann's engagement and will send a dress made by refugees. Letter of June 6, 1916 (no typed transcript): Fred writes he is upset with the war and feels the Canadians have paid a terrible price (Battle of Mount Sorrel). Letter of June 7, 1916: Fred congratulates Edith on her exams. Letter of June 9, 1916: Fred writes of how Canadian mail boosts the morale of Canadian troops. Letter of June 15, 1916: Fred writes the Canadians have advanced and he sees German prisoners. Letter of June 19, 1916: Fred describes washing cutlery and the tin hats some soldiers wear. He goes on to talk of Frank's commission and the effects of rum in the ranks. Letter of June 24, 1916: Fred writes of berry picking in a nearby ruined town (Ypres?), and his position being quiet. Letter of June 28, 1916: Fred is at the guns amidst very wet conditions, visits W. J. Graves.

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  • Box: A2008-156, Box 0002
  • Folder: File 0011