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Date: January 27th 1916

Hill House Military Hospital,
Minster near Ramsgate, Kent

Jan 27, 1916

Dear Mabel,

Sure I am coming home sometime but it will be after the war I guess. It will be a month at least before I go back to France -- can't use my arm any yet but the splints are off.

The boxes that were sent to me went to the boys in my company in the trenches & I am glad because I cannot indulge in such luxuries they liked them very much.

We have not got Conscription in England yet but they are calling up the groups in the Derby scheme and that is nearly the same. They never will have Conscription in Canada, at least during our period of existence. Of course we must get wiser as a nation or perish; but, it all takes time.

Your loving brother Charles