F. Coy., 1st Can. Res. Batt.,
South Camp, Seaford, Sussex
Army P.O. London, Eng.
Aug. 19th 1917
Dear Uncle Sam,-
Just a few lines to let you know that I am well and I hope you are the same. I have just written to Edie and I have quite a few more to write so I will have to make them short. They have not had any orders yet about sending me back, but I am expecting them any time now.
Had a letter from Earl today. He said he took a walk through the country on the crutches, the other day. I hope he won't have to go back to France again. Some nights we can hear the guns from France, when there is a bombardment on, and it makes me shiver to think what the boys are going through out there. It was a hard blow to me when I got the letter with the sad news of Dear Sammy's death and it is hard for me to think that I have no brother left now.
I would like to go to France to get some revenge, but I would rather go back to Canada than stick around here for a couple of years. I wish they would get conscription in Canada. They aught to send an army into Quebec and drive those French Canadians to the recruiting office at the point of their bayonets.
Well it is getting late, so I will have to close for this time, hoping to be back in Sunny Alberta soon. Good night.
From your loving Nephew,