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Date: April 2nd 1916

51st Bn
En route

 Dear Mother;-

 It is a hard job to write when the train is running but if you can read it here goes.  We got our welcome orders last Wednesday afternoon to report back to Edmonton at once as our Batt’n was leaving on Saturday at 8 a.m.  We hastened back and here we are now an hour west of Winnipeg.  Everybody is happy and well.  We go on a route march through W’pg.  It is quite a bit colder hare than around in Alberta but we should worry.  We get to Montreal where we will be inspected by the Duke on the 5th.  We sail from St. John, N.B.  They are calling dinner now 5.45 so will close and go as we must be ready for a march immediately afterwards.  Don’t write before you get the address on other side.  Watch the papers for news and remember no news are good news.

 Love as ever and don’t worry about us boys.