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Date: September 20th 1915
Ivy Redman (Sister)
George Redman

Shorncliffe Kent
Sept 20/1915

Dear Sis

I supposed I will have to write you another letter as it is no use me waiting for one as I may have to wait for another two weeks. This part of the country is very nice and there are lots of little towns all around with in four miles Folkstone and Sandgate are the nearest, I was on picket in Folkstone last friday it is to nice a place to be tired up at a job like this we can only get out till half past nine and as we are pretty tired at nights it takes all the fun out of it. We thought we were badly treated at Sarcee but we are sure getting it tough would not mind it so bad if we got enough to eat the quality is good but the quantity for my and the price of stuff here is worse than it is over there I have never seen the like can not get a good meal less than half a crown and every thing else is just the same, one of the boys have been to London and it is different there I guess we look green to the people around here they are making a fortune out of us I could do far better in Calgary. I saw a steamer hit a mine yesterday from Sandgate the crew were all saved but it does not stop them from going out, the Folkstone fishing fleet goes out every day as it as always done, there were a few air raids a few miles from here but they did not hurt much, a week ago an airship was crippled on this coast they dident bother to follow it just wired over to France and they captured it about three miles off the French coast, there are all kinds of shapes and sizes of flying machines around here every day getting so used to it now that we dont pay any attention to them, the only thing that it makes any difference is in the towns at night they are all dark no street lamps and all shop windows have the blinds down, but all autoes and street cars have lights on other than that and so many soldiers around you would not know that there was any thing doing and we are in hearing of heavy firing I heard it my self quite plain the other day. Thousands of men left here last week for the front and they are shipping them off every night this week. Twelve men left here one day last week to go on a machine they did not last very long as within three days four were killed the other eight were all back in the hospital, the average mans life in the trenches is about twenty four hours it is not very very long but we are all falling over ourselves to get there, well will say Good bye for now hoping you are getting on as well as possible please write all you can Love to all when you are able to see them.

Your Bro
G. H. Redman

P.S. I dont know wether I gave you my full address in my last letter so will send it again you may to get some special envelop on purpose to write to me for it is a long one.

Pte G. H. R No 13107
A Squadron
Canadian Cavalry Depot
Somerset Barracks

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