June 20, 1917
I meant to write to you before but it somehow slipped my mind. I suppose you know by now where I am but in case you dont, I will enclose my address.
This is a great life. I am taking a signallers course and have to study pretty hard by I guess I can pass in it.
I have hope that we will be enroute to England before many weeks. In fact there is a chance we may go next Monday. The ships are here ready. But I don't think we will. I was up home last Sunday on a 24-hour pass and if nothing happens, I expect to go up again on the 1st of July.
I would like to see you before I got across (if I ever do,)which I sometimes doubt).
I have some photos being finished of me in uniform and mother is going to send you one. I'll give you some idea of what our daily routine is (in the signal corps, its different in the gun classes)
6.00 A.M- Reveille-get up and make your beds.
7.00 A.M- breakfast and after that shave and finish dressing
8.00 A.M-Rote march and run of about 5 miles
8.55 A.M- kit inspection
9.00 AM- 10AM. drill, marchingetc.
10.AM-12AM flagdrill and telegraph practice
2.00-3.00 P.M flag drill and telegraph practice
3.00-4.00 lecture on electricity, as applied to telegraphy
4.00-4.30 P.T-physical training (physical torture)
4.30-12.P.M time to yourself
Well that's all there is, day in & day out except Sat & Sun which differ slightly.
Well I must close you. Write soon.
#1258204 Gnr.L.J. Weeks
No.10. Halifax Siege battery CEF