Letters from the Front

Private John Cushnie

On Board the S.S. Olympic

Private Collection

Saturday, April 28, 1917

Transcribed by: Anne Hales

The date of this letter was either the 28th or the 29th of April.

S.S. Olympic  28 <29>.4.17

Dear People:-

     I don’t know whether this will get to you before we get across or not but am writing it anyway.  We came aboard yesterday afternoon after being stranded 13 miles out of Halifax for a day.  This is certainly a grand boat – the biggest liner there is now.  We sleep in hammocks strung from hooks in the wall and I found mine O.K. last night.  We are travelling 3rd class but the eats are splendid so far although the quarters are a little cramped.  Expect to leave tomorrow. Love


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.