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Title Munro Letters: 1917 Sept 23: Arthur Melville Munro to Jessie Munro
Abstract Arthur Melville "Porky" Munro writes to his mother, Jessie, from his camp in France. He talks about how he hasn't received any mail in quite awhile, and admits he feels a bit lonely since most of his Canadian friends have left for the front. He also mentions a new influx of Australian troops, who have come from Ypres.
Date 1917/09/23
Collection Private Arthur Melville Munro Letters WW1 1917-1918
Letter Transcript France Sept.23/17

My Dear Mother,
I haven't had any mail from Canada for a long time now. The day we left Seaford was the last time I have had any at all except that box. Sometimes I would sooner get a letter. We are expecting some Canadian mail any time now. I am still at the base and have had no word of leaving yet. Hager and some of the Oakville boys went away about a week ago and just now I am left without any of the fellows I used to go with, but I expect that I will survive.

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The weather since I came to this country has been fine. It has only rained about once and has been warm and agreeable. There was a big draft of Australian machine gunners warmed this morning. The Australians were in the offensive at Ypres and must have had quite a few casualties. They are in the same company as the Canadians here at the base.
Give my regards to all the neighbors, etc. How are "Was" and "Sigh" getting along with the Ford. Tell Ikey to write me a card or something.

Love to all.
Melville.
Search Terms World War I
Munro
Oakville
Letter
Europe
France
Ypres
Australia
Creator Arthur Melville Munro
Object Name Letter
Catalog Number 2017.22.133