Easter Sunday. 1917.
Dear Mr Irwin:- Your letter of March 15th reached me yesterday, was pleased to hear from you, and that my last reached you, O.K. although I was afraid at the time is would be unsuccessful.—
We have ben in camp for the past couple of weeks. and would have had enjoyed ourselves, only for the weather. which has been very bad. Rain, snow, sleet, wind, sunshine, all mixed up together. By this time you will have had read all about the events of the Canadians.- All the Boys all fine—Jack Rathwell and Arthur Searight have put up one strips—McKenty and Rempl are by this time like veterns. News continue to come in of the German retreat and we hope to keep them moving untill they reached the Rhine. I just forget the events leading to the Van-Taylor affair, but shall get full account in the Register—You still have some Slackers left—It a pity—Men will be very much needed this Summer, and it will take every available man to keep the 4 or 5 Divisions of Canadians up to strength—F. B. Garlick I hear is home without seeing the Front—he has missed a lot of experience, and have not seen actual condition out here.—Congratulations to Berther Elliott. A fine girl. Edward Sergent a lucky Boy. secured a prise allright.—Here my hand to Karl and the rest of the new recruits. Remember me to all. Mrs Irwin and family and members of the Methodist Church.
W. J. Stares