File - HF#3: January - February 1917

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HF#3: January - February 1917

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Letter of January 5, 1917: Addressed to Ernest. Fred describes his activities on leave during Christmas. Letter of January 5, 1917: Addressed to Father and All. Fred describes the gifts he sends to his family in Canada for Christmas. Letter of January 9, 1917: Addressed to Mother. Fred writes of a cold he has struggled with since December 1st, describes the success of the butter she sent him. Letter of January 15, 1917: Addressed to Ernest. Fred has been off duty with rheumatism in the limbs. He mentions he has been acting corporal for three months and expects a promotion to corporal of D subsection, then describes his responsibilities of late in considerable detail. Letter of January 20, 1917: Addressed to Folks at Home. Fred writes of cold weather, and again, of the wonderful butter he got from home. Letter of January 28, 1917: Addressed to Mother. Fred is on rest and billeted in a farm house. The weather is cold. Letter of February 3, 1917: Addressed to Father & All. Fred is still on rest, but in a different village farm house. He is able to practice his French and cares for the horses. Letter of February 7, 1917: Addressed to Art. Fred is still enjoying rest. Letter of February 11, 1917: Addressed to Harry. Fred is still on rest and enjoying himself. Letter of February 12 & 17, 1917: Addressed to Mother. Fred is in charge of his subsection and preparing for a General's inspection. He describes the workings of the farm house in which he stays. A further note dated, February 17, indicates he is back at the guns and in charge of D subsection. Letter of February 26, 1917: Addressed to Mother. Fred is still on guns and busy fixing the gun pit and repairing dugouts, asks for sugar. Letter of February 28, 1917: Addressed to Ernest. Fred is on guard in D subsection gun pit, gives a detailed description of the day's occurrences and his living conditions in the gun pit..

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