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Date: February 22nd 1916
Mr. Mackenzie
Fred and Vincent

February 22, 1916.

Dear Mr. Mackenzie,

The idea has been in my mind, you might possibly like to hear form a couple of your old pupils, who although not being very good "Old Boys" have not forgotten those happy days we each had in our turn under your supervision.

We are both in the same machine gun section of one of the "Canadian Battalions" in the "Second Contingent" and have been over here about six months.

Up to date, barring lots of bad weather, we have managed to enjoy life, to a certain extent, under the conditions of trench warfare.

Between us, we have met a few of your old scholars including Bill Carey, Jack Harman, Lumsden, Cumberalnd, George Cockshutt, Dick Oliver, Renfrew, Joe and Robin Crombie - all serving in different units of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, and feel sure that each and every one will uphold the honour of the "Good Old School".

With kindest regards to both you and your family,

We are,

Yours respectfully,

Fred Anderson
Vincent Crombie

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