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Date: July 15th 1915

July 15, 1915

Dear Mabel,

The weather is cold windy & rainy. I got rained out

of bivouac last night & gathered up my mattress, blankets, pillows, bed & crept over [to] a hen house. Time does not pass very quickly over here in sunny France where you need to wear your over-coat in the middle of July.

So Wilfrid Brookhouse has joined the army has he? Just lately about 50 more Macdonald boys have joined and many of the professors It looks as though the boys had just woke up to the fact that this is going to be a long war. The war will not be finished unless the ones that wanted to stay home hurry up. We boys out here will more than welcome them.

How are the camps going? Who is there? Why have I not heard from home this week? Does everybody be busy all the same time?

Your most devoted brother Charles.