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Date: November 14th 1916
Charlsn? Chaplain

14. 11. 1916

My dear Mrs. Fargey

You have reason to be thankful to God for all he has done for you - for he has given you a wonderful courage and faith - in an hour when faith and courage are surely needed. You say this & perhaps did not know your boy. But I did and I remember well his fine [?] soldierly [?]. He was a splendid fellow and you do well to be proud of him. I wish I kne more of his death. But all we know is that he went from with his company - [?] in duty - got him wounded - a very bad wound in his leg. I fancy his thigh was broken - of this I am not sure - but you may quite soon be received [?] and comfort. It was a terrible day for the 43rd - our losses were [?] very weary -but we are proud of them that our boys went steadily forward werent [?] in certain spots. Some of the boys went through these lines with the French and past the trench on to the second objective, but of them very few came back. As the [?] the division said to me afterwords "had it been [?] possible the 43rd would have won them objectives." It was an impossible proposition and our boys did all that men could do.

You may well be proud [?] - he did a [?], doing his duty in the midst of the most terrible slam of shell & machine gun fire. What man can you ask - he gave himself for our great cause - and in this sacrifice you [?]. God will not forget nor refuse to accept this offering your boy has made nor the daily sacrifice you make in bearing so horribly your great sorrow.

With [?] & respectful sympathy -
Yours sincerely -

Charlisn [?]
Major. 43rd Bn
Sv. Chaplain 9th Can. Inf. Bde

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