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Date: March 2nd 1917
Arthur Leighton
Mrs. E.Y. Ewen

Capt. Leighton

Dear Friend

Your letter of January 30th just received today. Many thanks for your kindness in writing me. My husband was more than husband to me, he was, chum & son as well. He was a year younger than I, and always came to me with any trouble or joy. It was so hard to let him go away in the first place, but I had his lovely letters to look for, now there is nothing. I wish to thank the boys, of the battery for their kindness in burying my boy properly and if possible, could you let me know the name of the Cemetry or town. My brother is not so far from where Bert was and I should like him to see the grave. If ever this cruel war ends and I am able, I want to visit France & the grave.

Could you manage to let me know about the time that Bert died? On tuesday evening Jan. 23rd at about 8:30 I had a terribly frightened feeling for about an hour. Was in a picture show & could not move to come home. For over a week, I expected news of Bert as I always knew when anything happened to him. I had just recovered when I received the fatal telegram. I did not & could not believe it until I received a very nice letter from Lieut. Pedly. Then I received a few personal things of my boys, and now your letter so it must be true.

I know he will be missed as he was so cheerful & always ready & willing to work. He never forgot his loved ones at home.

Once more, thanks for your kind letter.

Yours Sincerely

(Mrs. C.) E.Y. Ewen