Original Letter

August 31st

My Dearest Mary:–

Right at this very minute it is hard to make oneself believe that there is a war in the vicinity. For our lines at present are cast in a pleasant place. A perfectly good band is playing the ‘Angelus’ not far off and every thing is as peaceful as – well as Louviers for example. I expect that I shall have difficulty writing you for the next few days because I am going with Battalion Hqrs – Clark is going to the Transport Lines for the present. I have an overwhelming curiosity now to see the line – which of course I shall be at pains not to satisfy as the deepest dugout there will fall to my lot. Of course I did not elect to go with the Bn. it was arranged for me but it is really a better job and at present I am for it  I have got my badges up and they look pretty good.

I have never finished my book – I havent had the time. It starts off well and I shall send it to you when I finish. Turkey is as funny as a cry for help and very very lousy. Up to now I am Bon aminever scratched yet – but, I am not the slightest bit optimistic about remaining free from the toto.

Dearest, I find that it is harder than ever to be away from you, you see I love you a lot – far more than I ever told you. I should have had a letter to-day but I don’t suppose letters will get up from Bernay very quickly. Good night now, Dearest.      Your loving    Ross

War Diary

Bombing and Lewis gun classes much interfered with by rain. ... Parade by Companies to Divisional Gas School for inspection of Respirators and Instruction.

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Map

  • Location: Vancouver Camp
  • Battalion role: Rest

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