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Title Munro Letters: 1917 July 11: from 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 thanks her for sending a birthday cake in the mail, and tells her about hearing the gunfire sounds coming from France.
Date 1917/07/11
Collection Private Arthur Melville Munro Letters WW1 1917-1918
Letter Transcript Crowborough Camp
July 11th, 1917

Dear Mother…
I got the box with my birthday cake in it on Monday night, and it sure was good. I'm going to keep the five cents as a souvenir.
Nothing to tell about is happening over here just now. Yesterday we could hear the guns in France quite plainly. They were going all day and through the night. It was just like one continuous boom. We're about 20 miles north of Brighton, as you will be able to find out how far we

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are, from the guns. Last night I got a box from all the girls, so I'm not doing so worse.
I'm on a bombing course now, for this week and next. We are almost sure of going on pass a week from Monday. That will be the 23rd of July. When we come back off pass they may put us on draft anytime or they may even send us without a pass. It all depends on the demand for men.
I'm sending some snaps and a negative.
That's all the news for this time.

Love to all.
Melville.
Search Terms World War I
Munro
England
Oakville
Letter
Creator Arthur Melville Munro
Object Name Letter
Catalog Number 2017.22.126