Letters from the Front

Private John Cushnie

Second letter from France

Private Collection

Friday, March 22, 1918

Transcribed by: Anne Hales

Somewhere in France

Mar 22, 18

Dear Folks at Home:-

     Received your welcome letter of Feb 17th yesterday.  Our mail seems to be coming on little more regularly as it is only a little over a week ago that I got the last Canadian mail.

     Was glad to hear that you like the handerkerchiefs mother.  No the writing wasn’t mine on the outside.  You see I bought them at a store leaving your address and they said they would post it for me.  Did you get the other little parcel that I sent after coming back to Bramshott.

     The weather is perfectly great over here.  Today I was sitting outside in the sun and it felt almost as if there wasn’t a war in existence at all.

     We notice a great deal of differences in the treatment we get in France and what we were accustomed to in Bramshott.  Of course we have to do lots of unpleasant thing but we are just told to do it and that is all with none of the hot air accompaniment which seems to be so prevalent around training camps in England.

     It is rather hard to write letters over here as we are not supposed to tell anything to do with military affairs whatever.  I suppose you will find it rather hard to read this pencil writing but it is impossible to get ink around here.

     I haven’t received your box sent around Feb 17th but it will likely turn up soon.

     Well I must close now we are all as well as we could be and hope you are the same.



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.