Letters from the Front

Private John Cushnie

Feeling good after a bath

Private Collection

Sunday, April 28, 1918

Transcribed by: Anne Hales



Dear Folks at Home:-

     I haven’t heard from home for a couple of weeks but your box dated March 12th arrived yesterday and letters will probably follow.

     The box was in fine shape and we certainly enjoyed the candy, cake etc.  I am keeping the cocoa until we make the next trip in the line as it comes in very handy then.

     This has been a wonderful day for us and I feel like a new man tonight.  The chief reason for this is that we enjoyed the supreme luxury of a bath.  Some baths that we get consist of about 2 minutes under a hot shower but this one was really a bath and we enjoyed it to the fullest.

     Euart shaved off his moustache today and we hardly knew him afterwards.  I have given up hopes of ever being able to grow one but perhaps I may be able to cultivate a goatee some day although they aren’t very fashionable at present in the army.

     Well I must close now as Bill is hollering for me to come to bed.

      With love to all


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.