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Date: August 17th 1917
Nerta Davis – (sister)
Worth Davis

No. 18.
C.M.H.E. 17/8/17.

Dear Nert,

It is just after one and I have not much to do this afternoon so will try to get your letter off now. We have a new L.M. to-day in place of Capt. Brock and he may have something for me to do.

Capt Henderson is after me again to help him with the eye work, but I don’t know what they will do about it. The unit is certainly going, Capt Hudson left this morning for France, two of the Sisters are leaving us, Lieut. Dickey goes to the Flying Corps, Staff Sgt. Wiley and Sgt. Logie returning to Medical School & Chamberlain returns discharge. This is all that has happened so far, but we never know, and now they have started to go, it will likely keep up.

I have a deuce of a bunch of mail to answer, and I don’t know when I will ever get it done, as this fine weather I am usually out & rainy nights working at photography. I had a letter from Dot. Addison which I must answer soon, and I have that box from Mother (& you) with sox, cookies, etc. Thanks very much. You have no idea how good those things are. I have not the cigarettes yet tho, nor have you mentioned them since the first time. Suppose tho that you are waiting to hear from them. That box sure made good time, July 30 – Aug. 16, better than usual.

Yes, Ault must be getting along all right if he is on office work. I hope they don’t send him out again, as one trip is enough for most of them.

I haven’t printed any of the Irish pictures yet, but developed twelve rolls the other night & that finishes the developing. I got 83 good pictures out of.

There is a dance here to-night, but of course I am not going. This is the anniversary of our leaving London.

You sure have had your share of storms this year, and apparently a good many have been killed in them to.

So Miss James is getting married Eh? Some change all round. I think that any people who strike for more money under present circumstances, should be let out. There are hundreds of thousands of Canadians taking less than they ever did. If those on munition work were made to work for the money we get, it would reduce the cost of the war by a great deal, as munitions would be half or less the present prices.

 Don’t think the “boss” will be back this afternoon, so I will get several letters written.


Better send more diary pages.

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