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Date: May 28th 1915
Roy Crosgrey


Mr. Roy Crosgrey writes his father, Mr. Jas. Crosgrey, as follows, the letter being dated April 30th:

I thought I would write you a few lines to let you know that I am safe and well, as all the Cobourg boys except Scotty Munn, who was wounded in the legs on the road. One Peterborough sergeant was killed and a few wounded but all the rest are safe. The Germans found our position and shelled it with big guns and one of our guns and a wagon was blown right up when we were not there. Two others had shells come through the shields. I had a couple of close shaves but we have changed our position and are safe once more. They have since shelled our old position which we had made into a dunmy battery.

I have just been out to see a batch of about twenty Germans go by under French escort. They were taken in an attack today which was successful. By the sound of things the Germans are making a counter attack right now. The batch is the second that I have seen go by today. They stopped outside and a couple of our fellows went up and spoke to them. They seemed very pleased and started giving away buttons and about everything they had as souvenirs. The French stopped them before I got one. There have been quite a few spies arrested around here.

There are hundreds of things I would like to tell you about but cannot do so yet. I hope what I have written here is permitted to go through by the censor. I will write as often as I can. I hope all are well.