File - E#6: January - March (no typed transcripts, except when indicated with a '*'.) 1917

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E#6: January - March (no typed transcripts, except when indicated with a '*'.) 1917

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Letter of January 5, 1917, the Somewhere: Fred writes of the remainder of his time in London and gives another synopsis of a play he saw. Letter of January 10, 1917: Fred is running ammunition and has a terrible cold. He expresses his appreciation for parcels from Canada and hears from Frank. *Letter of January 20, 1917: Fred is eager to hear of Edith's exam results, tells of coming down with rheumatism and a successful raid amidst busy times. He learns Art has come to France, says the war has made him lose the ambition and enthusiasm he once had. *Letter of January 28, 1917: Fred is overjoyed with frozen conditions in France, but is on rest where there are no fires. He congratulates Edith on her exam results. Letter of February 3, 1917: Fred writes of being billeted in a new town and the luxuries and horse rides he enjoys there. *Letter of February 7, 1917: Fred writes of riding a new horse, "Silver Heels." He is acting sergeant and still on rest. *Letter of February 17, 1917: Fred is still in charge of his subsection, but is now on active duty. He describes his new gun position. Letter of February 26, 1917: Fred is still at the guns and busy. His sergeant has returned. *Letter of February 28, 1917: Fred gives a detailed description of his day at the guns. Letter of March 4, 1917: Fred's letter writing is disrupted by having to fire artillery, wishes the best on Edith's upcoming exams. Letter of March 25, 1917: Fred becomes Corporal of the 17th Canadian Battery, is back at horse lines after busy month on guns.

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  • Box: A2008-156, Box 0002
  • Folder: File 0014