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Date: March 23rd 1916
Captain Hind

Capt. Hind, an officer of the 116th Ontario County Battalion, which crossed to France last month and is one of the few Ontario Battalions to go to France as a unit, writes in part as follows:

Capt. John Garbutt, our Chaplain, left England for France about a week before we did, so I do not know when we will meet him again. We are in hopes however, that he will be in our brigade with us.

I am in charge of the rear party. The Battalion has gone up to the line so I do not know just at this time how they are faring. Where I am, the weather is a little cold, owing to the dampness which seems present in the air all time in this part of the world. We are sleeping under canvas just at present and it is a little parky in the morning when we turn out of our blankets.