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Date: August 28th 1918
Mother and Father
Walter Liddiard


No 32
Witley Camp

August 28/18

Dear Folks.-

' Ere we are again. Haven't had many letters this week, just one from Uncle and Aunt. I hear there is a whale of a big Canadian mail in today so expect some tomorrow.

We are having some big feeds at night now, we rustle around and get some wood, fuel a fire in the stove and make some-thing warm. Last night we had Cocoa, with powdered milk and sugar, bread butter and syrup and some buns we bought at the "Y." We also have tea coffee, cxo and Postum, so you see we have quite a variety. It sure does down good too.

I and four other fellows are going up to tin town to the show tonight, today was pay day so everyone has money. Got [?] 2 today.

The weather is rather unsettled at present and getting cooler. The days are getting shorter too, it is quite dark at 5 a.m. these days seems like getting up at midnight.

Aug 29

I had to quit writing last night to go to the show. Five of us went together it costs us 3 d each and it was a good show, too. I think that was the cheapest show I've seen.

Have just been to a concert at the "Y" it wasn't very good so I quit early. I am quite a dude now just got a new tunic, breeches and putties from the quarter Master and had my Canadian shoes soled. Got what they call an Imperial tunic this time, it has a soft turn-down collar and is very comfortable but has more buttons to polish.

I am enclosing two snap shots one of the boys took. I look bald headed in one picture, but I'm not as bald as I look in fact my hair is thicker than it was in Victoria. Being short makes it look worse. The other picture is taken in out mid-summer uniform, looks comfortable don't it? Notice Tom (no.) at the rear. No. 2 is Mc Caffrey a mighty nice fellow and sure full of fun. He wants me to go up to Scotland with him if we get draft leave. I would sure like to go with him but I promised to go to [?] again, so I guess I won't have a chance He is from Cobalt Ontario. Fitzgerald (no 3) is a nice another decent [?], Tom him & I often go out together. He is from London, Ont. Of course you notice your son in the foreground (as usual) [?] the broom.. Note also the steel helmet is front and the gas-mask is rear.

Well, the situation looks fine in France, now, we sure are handing it to the old Fritz. Everyone here is very optimistic and are looking forward to an early peace.

I don't think there is any chance of me going to Siberia, they want experienced men for that. I should worry.

Well, must close now, hoping you are both keeping well

Your loving Son


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