Private John Cushnie Collection

Letters Home - 1916

Letters 1916

Private John Cushnie wrote approximatly 91 letters home from 1916 to 1918, and a diary with 220 entries from 1918. These letters and diary entries, gratiously provided by Anne Hales and describe John's life in the CEF, from the telegram that he sent saying that he would be home for his first weekend of leave after enlisting, to the telegram that announced that he was back from Europe.

Date Description
Wednesday, April 05, 1916 First letter home after enlistment
Sunday, June 11, 1916 Describing the sights near Camp Bordon
Thursday, July 06, 1916 Near the start of training
Thursday, September 14, 1916 Escort for the 160th Battalion
Monday, October 16, 1916 Details from camp, CO falls ill
Saturday, October 21, 1916 Settling in at St. Thomas
Thursday, November 09, 1916 Everyday life in camp
Thursday, November 23, 1916 Route marches, Firing range and other misc. news
Thursday, December 21, 1916 New Year's in training camp