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Title Munro Letters: Jan. 4 1917: G.B. Chisholm to Melville Munro
Abstract George Brock Chisholm writes to Melville, his close friend. He sends "get well" wishes to Melville, who is recovering from a nasty bout of pleurisy. He says that sent the Munro family letters with the details regarding the death of Melville's younger brother (Hugh Gordon "Gug" Munro), who was killed in action. He gives his account of what happened when Gug was wounded.
Date 1917/01/04
Collection Private Gordon Munro Letters WW1 1915-1918
Letter Transcript France
Jan 4th 1917

Dear Pork,
Thanks horribly for the letter, it seems ages since I heard from you before but I guess I haven't done much better. Awfully sorry to hear from home that you have been sick but hope that you've quite recovered now. Grace sent me a snap of you on the line of march on the way down from Camp Borden which is very good. Didn't you and your Mother get the letters I wrote describing as fully as I could the circumstances of poor old Gug's death. I could hear very little about it but told you all I know myself. I couldn't find out how he was wounded till three days after it happened, as we were in action at the time and I was in the line with the Guns. Gug had done wonderfully in the attack

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and even volunteered to help carry out one of his men; in doing which he was wounded. Had he lived he would almost certainly have received a decoration for his work on that and previous days. Gug and I were hoping for commissions together and I'm certainly lonely without him now that I have mine; we could have had a great time together now. Well Pork, who's the "only girl" just now? Do let me know so I can congratulate her! I'm orderly officer tomorrow and I have absolutely no idea what I'm supposed to do, so must beat it to see the adjutant and find out. Best to the family, Art, the bunch, etc.

Toujours votre ami,
Brock.
Search Terms Munro
Letter
World War I
Oakville
Canada
England
Chisholm
Hillmer
France
Creator George Brock Chisholm
Object Name Letter
Catalog Number 2017.22.102