Letters from the Front

Private John Cushnie

Waiting from the mail from home

Private Collection

Friday, July 12, 1918

Transcribed by: Anne Hales


France

12-7-18

Dear Folks at Home:-

     I  have put off writing this last few days because a Canadian mail came in a day or so ago and I have been waiting to get a letter from home but none has come thus far.

     Yesterday I received a parcel of socks, handkerchief etc. from the Girls’ Patriotic League.  I will have to write to them today to let them know that I have got them all right.

     None of the parcels have arrived lately but I am still living in hopes.

     Well this is the 12th of July and I suppose all the Orangemen in Mount Forest will be celebrating as per usual.  On dinner parade today I saw one fellow wearing an orange and blue sash so evidently the day isn't forgotten over here.

     Jack Swirley was around to see us the other day.  He is a sergeant in the Machine Gun Battalion now.

     We are having a little spell of wet weather this last few days and I hope it dries up soon as it certainly makes things miserable when it is wet.

     I haven’t much news this time so must close.  WE are all well and hope you are the same.

Love to all

John


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.

 

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