File - E#7: July - August (no typed transcripts, except when indicated with a '*'.) 1917

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E#7: July - August (no typed transcripts, except when indicated with a '*'.) 1917

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  • Letter of July 3, 1917: Fred writes of preparing his subsection for a General's inspection, who is displeased with the condition of the battery's tents. Edith starts a Sunday school. Letter of July 6, 1917: Fred visits the "back country" while at the horse lines. *Letter of July 8, 1917: Frank visits Fred and takes him to an aerodrome. Fred gets recommended for a commission in the R.F.A. *Letter of July 13, 1917: Fred says his commission is moving along nicely. *Letter of July 24, 1917: Fred is dividing his time between horse and gun lines. His commission papers have gone through. *Letter of July 30 1917: Fred is still in a gun bit and given more responsibility, describes work on observation. Letter of August 1, 1917: Fred has moved up to Observation Post from the guns. Letter of August 6, 1917: Fred is at O.P., talks of news of a friend's engagement. *Letter of August 7, 1917: Fred writes of Frank's activities, who flies manoeuvres for Lord French. Letter of August 19, 1917: Fred writes he is busy with many prisoners to show for his work "O-pipping" (Hill 70). He sympathizes with Edith's ordeals teaching school children. Letter of August 21, 1917: Fred writes of heavy bombardment and the Germans lighting many flares. Letter of August 30, 1917, from Shorncliffe, England: Fred writes of his passage to England. He sees many people from his battalion who were injured. He expects to attend classes at Imperial Cadet School after a leave.

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  • Box: A2008-156, Box 0003
  • Folder: File 0001