Letters from the Front

Private John Cushnie

Quick note while on duty

Private Collection

Friday, July 19, 1918

Transcribed by: Anne Hales




Dear Folks at Home:-

     Received 2 letters from home last week dated June 17th & 23rd . 

     I am writing this in a 30 foot “sap” which is simply an underground tunnel where the “sigs” have their headquarters.  It is rather miserable at times living in these places for several days at a time but there is the one big consolation that we are fairly “bomb proof” here at any rate and don’t have to bother dodging Fritz’s “iron works”.

     Haddo Meikle came around to see us about a week ago.  He looks well and we were very glad to see him.  He is near Edgar so I am hoping to see him too soon.

     How is Wells1 enjoying his holidays.  I hope he isn’t selling too much gasoline for the good of his health.  How much is gasoline in Canada now at any rate.

     Must close now as I am writing this while on duty.  Please excuse scribble.



 1) Wells is John's younger brother.

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.