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Date: February 11th 1918
Mother – (Mary Davis)
Worth Davis

No. 56.

Dear Mater,

Well, yesterday, and the day before, we had some Canadian mail. I have yours of Dec 20th, 25th & January 9-16 & 17, five in all; Two from Dad & more from Nerta & Mir. I sure had some read. The 25f have all come thro O.K. Thanks very much.

Surprised to hear so many of the boys are in [?] Eng. I hope they don’t have to return. Also hope Alex Toogood is able to stay home. Don’t see why he should not.

Have plenty of sox for the next two months, but have Kim send another susp. at once & then one each two months. I have not yet recieved the one he sent, but it will likely be here with the parcels of the last mail.

I was glad to get that Sudbury letter, as I have written her a couple of times, but apparently she did not get the letters.

It surely is rotten about the Hydro, but perhaps by now, the ice has cleared away & you are having a better service. It is a little cooler here, and very windy, but it can’t blow too hard for the next three weeks, to suit me.

Too bad Dr. McQueen lost in the mayorality. Of course they are both well known.

I’ll say you had some storm over there. I think that beats anything I remember, except the time you had the stay in Dublin, which must be about fourteen years ago.

Surely glad that Lester is better, and hope he is able to carry on over there.

I don’t think there has been a great deal of snow in France because we are very little South of the extreme Northern end of the Allied line, and if I am correctly informed, are nearly fifty miles North of the sector now held by our own boys. I hope they will be nearer us in the Spring so that some may come thro our hands.

For the present, at least, I will not need any money, but will let Nert know when it is necessary. There is not a great deal to buy now, altho in the Spring, I will probably need more clothes.

Sorry, I have news, but really, things are much the same around here. Patients continue to come in, and we have discharged quite a few, some to Blighty, but most of them go back to duty. We have had no excitement for the past couple of weeks, altho there is likely a little in store for us in the near future.

The most amusing thing I have seen since I landed here, was the first time we came under fire, we only had then, one protected ward, and it was empty, so the dangerously ill had to be rushed into it. The first stretcher I took in, I found six or eight officers and N.C.O.s, crowned with (Girls I would not repeat this [?] one Mother) steel hats, inside the hut the best protection the camp afforded, and here six of us were rushing stretchers out in the open without any protection, with fully fourteen guns throwing up thirty to forty a minute & bombs landing too blooming close for comfort. I could not help laughing tho in the midst of it, the whole thing was so ridiculous.

Hope Dad is improving and “you all” are well.

Your affectionate son,






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