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Title Munro Letters: 1917 July 18: Melville Munro to Jessie Munro
Abstract Arthur Melville "Porky" Munro writes to his mother, and tells her about where he is stationed in England. He talks about the town, and the weather conditions around the camp.
Date 1917/07/18
Collection Private Arthur Melville Munro Letters WW1 1917-1918
Letter Transcript Seaford Camp
July 18, 1917.

Dear Mother,
Here we are in Seaford Camp. It is right on the Sea Coast, about 9 miles from Brighton, and 6 from Eastbourne. The town itself seems to be a nice place of about 5000 people. There is an Esplanade about a mile long and a nice beach. I'm going in bathing the first chance I get. I'm down here on the advance party and am having an easy time. We have hardly done anything today because its been raining. The mud is pretty bad, but the rest of it seems to be pretty good. The rest of the

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Machine Gunners are coming down on Saturday. The 3rd Canadian Command Depot is stationed here, as well as a London Command Depot, so there are quite a few soldiers around. The grub we have here so far has been good and there's lots of it. We have a mess room with plates etc. so we don't have to use mess tins all the time.

I guess that's all I can think of for this time.

Love to all.
Melville.
Search Terms World War I
Munro
England
Oakville
Letter
Esplanade
Europe
Creator Arthur Melville Munro
Object Name Letter
Catalog Number 2017.22.128