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Date: June 17th 1916
James Fargey

June 17/16

My Dear Mother,

I rec' a letter and a parcel from you yesterday and wish to thank you very much for it. The parcel was in good condition when it arrived and the cake is fine. Your letter was dated May 28th.

I guess you have been very anxious about me since you have been having quite a time these last two weeks but I came thro it safe.

You have been hearing all accounts of it. The Germans took some trenches off the Canadians alright and held them for ten days and then the Canadians took them back. Our battalion was not in the charge but were in the supports and so never had quite so many casualties as the other battalions had. It has been raining the last week we were in the trenches and they were in frightful conditions but we are back in camp now. having a rest and we certainly needed it.

I am glad to hear that you have nearly finished seeking but the weather is not very favourable for growing.

Now Mother don't worry too much about me [?] I had quite a few narrow escapes I am in fine health and a good rest for a few days will fix us up fine. I will write in a couple of days. I have to hurry to get this letter away with the post at eleven o'clock.

With lots of love to all.

From your loving son

What do you think about Russians? They are certainly doing fine work and that big hard battle are going to bring this terrible war to an end. Was too bad when [?] Kitchener and his staff getting drowned while you over to Russian.

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