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Date: September 8th 1916
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Cudmore
Private J. R. Cudmore

Letter from Island Soldier

Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Cudmore of the P. E. Island Orphanage, have received the following letter from their soldier son:

September 8, 1916

Dear Parents,

I received your most welcome letter yesterday, and you can imagine how pleased I was to get it, for I have not heard from P.E. Island since before I left Valcartier. I thought you must have all been dead. I have not had a letter from William or Myrtle, but had one from Mabel since I came to England. It went to Valcartier first and then came here. Well, mother, I had a splendid trip up to London. I saw Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, London Bridge and everything else that is worth while seeing, and I tell you there are some sights up there. We have not been drilling very hard lately, for we are taking a course of musketry. When we finish this course and stand the test, we are going over to France shortly after that. I heard the autos can run on the Island now. If that is true it will be "the making" of the Island. They run in all directions here.

By the way the war is going now I think it will be over soon, for they are running the Germans right ahead of them, and that can't last for ever. Give my love to R.P. and J.H.
Pte. J.R. Cudmore