File - HF#4: July - August 1917

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HF#4: July - August 1917

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Letter of July 3, 1917: Addressed to Father and All. Fred complains that most of the work he does polishing brass doesn't contribute to ending the war, mentions how other soldiers play cards and gamble. Letter of July 7, 1917: Addressed to Ern. Fred writes he's had a few afternoons off and took a ride through the country side. Letter of July 8, 1917: Addressed to Jennie and Fred. Fred congratulates them on their second child, sees their brother Frank. Letter of July 17, 1917: Addressed to Aunt Annie. Fred describes his lodgings and location as pleasant and amongst civilians. Letter of July 24, 1917: Addressed to Folks at Home. Fred tells he has asked for a commission in the R.F.A., there being no opening in the C.F.A. Letter of July 30, 1917: Addressed to Father and All. Fred is busy in a new gun pit and in charge of two guns, is also doing observation for his R.F.A. commission. Fred states he is in favour of conscription laws. Letter of August 1, 1917: Addressed to Dad. Fred receives money his father sent, spends more time at Observation Post (O.P.). Letter of August 7, 1917: Addressed to Ern. Fred writes of a letter from Frank and about his dinner that evening. Letter of August 8, 1917: Addressed to Mother. Fred writes he plans to visit some Wesley graduates where he is currently stationed. Letter of August 17, 1917: Addressed to Mother. Fred describes his recent observation activities at the Battle of Hill 70, feels the Germans are on the retreat. Letter of August 21, 1917: Addressed to Ernest. Fred describes the devastation he sees on observation duty at Hill 70, is relieved to his battery that day. Letter of August 30 , 1917: Addressed to Folks at Home from Shorncliffe. Fred writes he enjoyed his observation work at Hill 70 (Lens), describes the position of his battery as in concrete houses and gun pits built by Germans. He indicates he will be attending an Imperial Cadet School for O.T.C. training.

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