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Title Munro Letters: June 10 1917; Melville Munro to Jessie Munro
Abstract Melville writes to his mother from his camp in England. He talks about how pleased he was to receive a big bunch of letters from home recently. He mentions being placed in charge of 9 men while he was newly arrived in England. He also talks about going for a swim in a nearby pond, and how the group camera he and some friends recently bought is proving to be a great success. He wishes his mother a very happy birthday.
Date 1917/06/10
Collection Private Gordon Munro Letters WW1 1915-1918
Letter Transcript Crowborough Camp
June 10th 1917

My Dear Mother,
Last week I got quite a bit of Canadian mail. One letter on Monday dated May 8th, two on Wednesday, one from father dated May 8th, and one from you dated April 29th. On Thursday one from Edward dated May 6th and one from you dated April 22nd. Yesterday I got a letter from you dated May 15th and to-day I got the Oakville record of May 3rd. So you see how the mail is sometimes delayed and sometimes comes straight through. There is not much to write about so this letter will be fairly short. I have written two letters a week home ever since I got here.
I forgot to tell you that when we were getting off the boat at Liverpool I was put in charge of 9 men that had been left behind by other battalions. Two of them were from Gladstone. One's name was Silvester and the other was one of the Demery. You remember Tom Demery, The Indian.


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One of the Grantham boys, 226th Btn. is up here at Crowborough, transferred to the C.M.G.D. I had a talk with him one day. There is a pond about a mile from the camp and I went down there for a swim yesterday afternoon. Four of us have bought a camera and we will soon be sending pictures home. There are two more weeks to put in on the M.G. and then we go on with advanced training until sent to France. There are about 300 to go before us. There are 16 M.G. companies to keep up. 80 men in each company.
We get another pass before going to France.
I guess I will close now.

Love to all,
Melville.

This is your birthday. Many happy returns of the day. I will send something later.
-Melville.
Search Terms Munro
Letter
Oakville
Canada
World War I
England
Swimming pool
Creator Arthur Melville Munro
Object Name Letter
Catalog Number 2017.22.121