File - HF#5: July, 1918 - March, 1919

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HF#5: July, 1918 - March, 1919

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  • 1918-1919 (Creation)

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Letter of July 7, 1918: Addressed to Folks at Home. Fred describes the July 1st celebrations. Letter of July 29, 1918: Addressed "Dear People." Fred describes a raid into German lines. Letter of August 5, 1918: Addressed to Home Folks. Fred writes of bad weather and getting lots of sleep. Letter of August 12, 1918: Addressed to Ern. Fred writes of his experience of the Battle of Amiens from his position at O. P. Letter of August 15, 1918: Addressed to Dad. Fred writes he is busy and greatly pleased with the recent battle's outcome. Resistance is currently strong. Letter of August 20, 1918: Addressed to "Wink." Fred gives a description of the Battle of Amiens from his viewpoint. Letter of August 21, 1918: Addressed to Ern Boy (Second Battle of the Somme). Fred writes he is doing liaison work with the French infantry. Letter of August 29, 1918: Addressed to "Mater." Fred writes he is well, but busy and unsettled. Letter of September 10, 1918: Addressed to Sis & Folks. Fred describes his time at the guns during the Second battle of the Somme. He is currently at ease and might get a leave to Paris. Letter of September 15, 1918: Addressed to Dad. Fred responds to news of brother Ernest's enlistment, is living well currently. Letter of October 20, 1918: Addressed to Folks at Home (most of letter missing). Fred writes he was part of the first battery over the canal (Battle of Cambria). Letter of November 9, 1918: Addressed to Jennie and All. Fred has returned from leave. Fred writes of his time in London and his new sister in law (Arthur's wife). Letter of November 12, 1918: Addressed to Ern Boy. Fred writes of the recent success of the war efforts. He is eager to get home, but not eager about the amount of marching he has to do before returning to Canada. Letter of November 19, 1918: Addressed to Folks at Home from Casteau, Belgium. Fred complains of marching and describes refugee civilians returning to Belgium. Letter of November 28, 1918: Addressed to Dad from Marchin, Belgium. Fred describes his marching and Hun equipment he comes across. Letter of December 31, 1918: Addressed to Sis and Fred from Artillery Barracks, Wahn, Germany. Fred gives a summary of the war in the latter part of 1918. He finds living conditions superb and is now Education Officer for his brigade. Letter of January 19, 1919: Addressed to Ern Boy from Château du Fumal, Belgium. Free writes of a visit to Cologne and his trek back west, describes the château and its occupants. Postcard no date (1919): Fred writes he is busy as education officer. Letter of March 30, 1919: Addressed to Folks at Home. from Bankwood, Charing. Fred writes he expects to be home in Canada in a month.

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  • Box: A2008-156, Box 0001
  • Folder: File 0018