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Title Munro Letters: 1916 Jan. 27: from Gordon Munro to Jessie Munro
Abstract In which Gordon writes from Belgium to Jessie Munro. Included is a description of the tedium of trench life and the fact that there is little news to relay.
Date 1916/01/27
Collection Private Gordon Munro Letters WW1 1915-1918
Letter Transcript Belgium Jan. 27/16
Pte H.G. Munro 47904
Grenade Co.
15th Batt’n.
48th H.O.C.
1st Can. Div.

Dear Mother,-

As today is the Kaisers birthday I am celebrating by writing letters & wishing him all the harm I can. I have nothing new to write about, not even the weather, its still keeping fine. The dull monotony of this trench life begins to get my goat, but I understand __________________. I suppose you’d like to know what I understand, but thats impossible to say just now. Its nothing to do with any hard fighting or anything like that for a while anyway.

I have just finished writing to Aunt Kate. I sent them a copy of the Listening Post. I dont send their letters by Oakville any more, as they go all right by the States. Talking of writing, I had some letters I was answering last week, one of them happened to be yours & one Aunt Maggie’s, a Guy came along & took a look at the address & says, “Say what part of Wales do you come from?” I nearly croaked for awhile. The poor fellow thought the way you & Aunt Maggie make your N’s & M’s looked like some of those unpronouncable Welsh places. heres how it looked to him. Pte. H. Gordon Mmmro, but after all looks are deceiving & I guess I cant talk as I have no medals for writing.

After I got off guard last night I took a walk along the trench to see Brock, he was having a swell time, there he was at the old blunder-bus of a Machine Gun pumping about 400 rounds per minute, Hun wards. He said they were traversing or doing something cruel to the German lines, & trying out the gun at the same time. I guess if one of the Huns got in front of the gun for a minute or so, that he’d make a good sand-sifter after. Between us we killed 5 rats yesterday. I shot one & Brock gave 4 the cold steel, namely the bayonet.

I got another fine box of apples from Biggs Bros, Burlington last week. there was no name of who sent them or anything so I dont know who to thank. Believe me they sure are good.

I had a haircut, bath, etc. last time in billets & cut off my moustache, Scotty hardly knew me after. We also had some dandy concerts last trip out, we’ll soon be started on baseball & football I suppose.

Well I’ve now exhausted my mental capacities so will have to call a halt. How is “Sigh” making out? & send a paper with the voting results in it, please.

love to all

Search Terms Belgium
Biggs Bros.
Listening Post, The
Creator Gordon Munro
Object Name Letter
Catalog Number 2017.22.80