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Date: March 23rd 1917
Mark E. White

Pte. Mark E. White, who sometime ago was reported wounded, writes his wife, giving the particulars of his experiences.

Pte. White was wounded while engaged at 'listening post duty.' He was crossing 'No Man's Land,' when he was struck by a bursting shell and thrown into a shell hole and was completely buried. Fortunately, Pte. White was able to get his rifle above the earth and he breathed through the rifle barrel. He remained in this perilous position for three days and three nights before he was discovered and taken to a dressing station. He was in a very critical condition and up to his time of writing, had been tapped four times and a total of 118 ounces of fluid removed. The X rays treatment showed five pieces of shrapnel in the wound and these were removed. Pte. White was then transferred to the military hospital at Nottingham, where the X-ray treatment showed another piece of shrapnel in the wound. This piece was buried deep that it has been allowed to remain. The doctor expects that it will probable work to the surface. Pte. White is quite jolly and expects to be out of bed in a couple of weeks. His Port Hope friends will be pleased to learn of his recovery.