Near the start of training
Thursday, July 06, 1916
Transcribed by: Anne Hales
London, July 6, 1916
I suppose you will be surprised to see that this letter is posted from London instead of from Camp Borden.
Poor Harold Bright . We were very much surprised and sorry to hear of his sudden death. Everybody in the camp here, officers and men both thought a lot of him.
We are in quarantine for spinal meningitis but I haven’t heard of any cases except Harold yet. We were all doped this morning with stuff to guard against it. Euart is feeling O.K. again although he still has a bit of a cold yet.
On Wed. afternoon we went out for our first route march. It was about 10 miles in length and just long enough for me. I think I lost about 5 lbs. in sweat but a shower bath afterwards made me feel a lot better.
We had church parade this morning and that is all for today but I don’t think they will let us go down town today so will have to pass the time sleeping and reading.
Well I must close now Hope you are all well and write soon
Pte J. Cushnie
This is part of the John Cushnie Collection. This is a collection of approximatly 98 letters from 1916 to 1918, and a diary with 220 entries from 1918. These letters and diary entries, were very gratiously provided by Anne Hales.