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Title Munro Letters: June 6 1917: Melville Munro to Jessie Munro
Abstract Melville writes to his mother from his camp in England. He talks about buying a camera with some friends for them to share amongst themselves, which they are all very excited about. He updates about how his machine gun training course is progressing, and wishes his family well.
Date 1917/06/06
Collection Private Gordon Munro Letters WW1 1915-1918
Letter Transcript Crowborough Camp
June 6 1917

My Dear Mother,
The last letter I wrote was on Sunday and there hasn't been anything happen since then but as a Canadian mail closes to-morrow I thought I might as well write a few lines. No more Canadian mail has come in except one letter I got from Toronto on Monday dated May 10th. It was the first answer I got to any letters I have written to Canada. I haven't had anything from home since those two papers that father sent came. Has Edward got that little parcel yet. He should have it by this time. Things at Crowborough are the same as ever.
On Monday night Hager & I went down to Crowborough and bought a camera. Since there are four of us in the deal and it will cost each about 8 or 9 shillings. You will soon start to get some pictures of what we look like and are fixed up in England!

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There isn't much life around this part of the country as perhaps I have mentioned before, but it is just as well anyway for a lot of the boys.
We are getting well on with our Machine Gun course now and understand nearly everything about it. It isn't nearly as difficult to learn as it looks from the outside. Next week we go to the ranges to fire our Part I and the next week after we fire our Part II and then go on with advanced work until put on draft and given a six day pass.
To-day at noon they lined us all up and asked for volunteers to go back to the 164th Btn. About 40 stepped out and gave in their names to go back but quite a few have changed their minds since and decided to stay here. It is a great deal easier and more interesting work and I wouldn't go back to the infantry unless I had to. Tell Bill & Pug to write often when they get through school. I'm feeling fine.

Love to all,
Melville.
Search Terms Munro
Letter
World War I
Canada
Oakville
Chisholm
England
Toronto
Creator Arthur Melville Munro
Object Name Letter
Catalog Number 2017.22.120