Letters from the Front

Private John Cushnie

Postcard on leaving for England

Private Collection

Wednesday, May 16, 1917

Transcribed by: Anne Hales


This is a pre-formatted message postcard. It was postmarked Ottawa, May 16 – card is pre stamped with sections for John to fill in (underlined)


SOMEWHERE ON THE EAST COAST

Dear People

I arrived here safely, and feel none the worse after the train journey.

I am anticipating a pleasurable sea voyage and will send another post card on arrival at destination.

Kindly note the mailing address.

John

 

SANCTIONED BY THE WAR OFFICE

 

Address: (Name and Rank)… Corp. J. Cushnie

                                               No……928829

Signal Section 153rd Ba.

                                                Canadian Expeditionary Force

                                                 c/o Army Post Office, London

 


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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