Original Letter

France Nov. 22nd 1917

My Dearest Maidie:–

I did not write you yesterday and the day before only a little note and now again to-night I am afraid that I shall go to sleep before I write very much. The last two days we have walked far and last night I was bushed  too tired to think. This morning we were on the road again at 7.00 and to-night we are at the end of our journey – far from the madding crowd  and according to the best dope we will be here for some days – weeks perhaps. We are in a real town and our place is in a fine old room with tables with covers and a fireplace with fine big lumps of coal burning in it. It is just comfortable thats all. But I’m too tired to relate much, Dear and if you don’t mind I am going to break off and write you at length to-morrow. But you have been a huge help to me in these last two long weary days, my own and I have loved you and thought of you every second. Sweetheart just take me in your arms for a little. I shore want to be taken an d babied. Au revoir, Sweetheart, à demain.  Your own  Ross

Operation Order

50th Bn. O.O. No. 76, Instructions for move of 50th Bn. to BRUAY on the 22nd November. [We do not seem to have this document, but it is listed in the War Diary for the 50th Cdn. Battalion, 4th Cdn. Division, from 1st to 30th November, 1917, Vol. 16, in the list of all the Orders for the month.]

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War Diary

Battn. ... proceeding by road via BUSNETTES, HAUT RIEUX, LOZINGHEM and MARLES-LES-MINES to BRUAY, arriving at 1.00 P.M. None fell out during the march. In Billets.

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Map

  • Location: L\'Eclème
  • Battalion role: Unknown

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