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Date: April 24th 1917

85th Battalion Canadian
April 24th 1917

My Dear Sister

Just a few lines to let you know I am enjoying the best of Health and so forth and of course I sincerely hope you are doing the same. Well I supose Mother will have told you before you get this that I am in France so it will be quite unnecessary for me to write the full particulaires sufice to say I like it jake over on this side it has England skinned to a finish in my estimation.

Well kid how is Billi getting along I hope he is out of hospital and well on the road to recovery by this time and of course give my regards when you see him.

My little girl wrote to mother some time ago and is going to send Ma a photo so you will be able to let me know if you think you could pull that fancy dress art off. and by the way I left that photo of yourself in her safe keeping so that it would be safe as if I carried it around with me out here it might get a bullet through it and then you would not look so pretty in that picture as you did would now.

Well I guess I must sing as there is nothing exciting to report so hoping to hear from you soon.

I remain
Your Loving Brother


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