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Title Munro Letters: Feb. 16 1917: Melville Munro to "Pug" (Margaret Munro)
Abstract Melville writes to his sister Margaret ("Pug) from France. He talks about the weather and mentions having visited with George Brock Chisholm ("Brock") lately. He mentions hearing about an Oakville soldier (Ashton Crawley) having been reported missing, after a ship was attacked. He shares his plans to visit Paris once on pass, as he's heard there may be someone from Oakville working there.
Date 1917/02/16
Collection Private Gordon Munro Letters WW1 1915-1918
Letter Transcript France
Feb 16 1917

Dear Pug,
I got a letter from you a couple of days ago and also one from Ed and two from mother. You seem to have had a fairly good time on the Christmas holidays. It must be pretty bad weather that you have been having. Over here it has been nice and warm and we haven't seen snow for a long time. As I said before, I saw Brock and expect to see him again in

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a few days.
I was very sorry to hear that Ashton Crawley was missing. One of the boys in our section had a sister that must have been on the same boat. She is a nurse and managed to get ashore allright.
The war doesn't seem to be getting much better but I think it will soon be over. I think I will be going to Paris soon on leave. One of the fellows said that there was a girl there from Oakville in the Y.M.C.A. Do you know who she could

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be? The fellow on my left in the photo is named English. Mother thought he had a nice face. He is kind of a nut and his mother went to the convent when it was in Oakville. He lives in Calgary. Mr. Stewart is our officer's name. He is from Halifax and I have an idea that he is a minister's son.
Well I guess that is all I can say so will close.
This is an extra picture I had so I am sending it home.

Love to all,
Melville
Search Terms Oakville
Halifax, Canada
Y.M.C.A.
Christmas
Paris
Paris, France
Calgary, Canada
Object Name Letter
Catalog Number 2017.22.105