Letters from the Front

Private John Cushnie

New Year's in training camp

Private Collection

Thursday, December 21, 1916

Transcribed by: Anne Hales

St. Thomas Dec 31/16

Dear People:-

     Received mother’s basket yesterday afternoon and many thanks for it.  We haven’t eaten it yet but are keeping it for tomorrow.

     Steele is away for New Years so I am left in charge.  There are only about 5 of us though and there isn’t much to do.  I don’t think they are going to serve us out a New Year’s dinner here tomorrow but I am invited out for dinner at night so I guess I wont starve.

     Captain Pinkerton invited Harvey Davidson and myself to a skating party held by a girl friend of his last night so of course we went and had a dandy time.  The people had a great house and evidently lots of money but they were very nice and made us feel quite at home. 

     Euart had a dose of  the grippe and is at the hospital.  However he will likely b e out either today or tomorrow.

     We were just about three hours late coming down on Tuesday and had to stand most of the time but I wasn’t nearly as tired as when we had to go back in the morning.  Write soon.    Love  John

Steel may be Thomas Steele.

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.