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5Cecil Frost Arrives in France This page intentionally left blank On the way through London to France, I went again to the House of Commons and heard Bonar Law introduce the vote of credit for some large sum. I have now heard the Commons on nearly every different subject. “Somewhere in France”1 3 November 1917 Dear Mater et Pater— Am at last feeling more satisfied being in France.2 We landed several days ago and have been travelling pretty steadily since, but now at last we are just a short way from our destination. Of course I can’t tell you where I am but will as soon as possible. I hope to see Leslie very soon now. If I have any luck, I ought to be able to. I think he is in the line just now, however. The last letter I got from him was at Seaford just as I was leaving for France. He wanted me to get him some Xmas presents. Of course I didn’t even have time to answer him, let alone buy him anything. I was sorry too. It will be hard to get anything over here. On the way through London to France, I went again to the House of Commons and heard Bonar Law introduce the vote of credit for some large sum. I have now heard the Commons on nearly every different subject. I hope you get my other letter about my visit to the House at the time of the Irish debate. Well dear people, I am moving now very shortly and must go and get ready. I will write again to greater length as soon as I possibly can. I hope business is good, also I hope you like the rooms. I think you ought to be pretty comfortable—Am feeling well—Lovingly—Cecil I cabled from Folkestone. Did you get it?3 XXXXXXX Flanders 5 November 1917 Dear Pater et Mater— Well here I am still farther up. Will have time to write to much greater length after a little while.4 I am with the 6th Can. Machine Gun Company, B.E.F. France so in future that will be my address. 231 ‘‘ ’’ I haven’t seen Les, Bill Duncan nor Andy yet but hope to shortly. Have written to Les letting him know where I am, however. Well this letter is just to let you know where I am. Haven’t much time so will say goodnight. Am well and all O.K. Let friends know my address. Lovingly Cecil— I always get lots of letters from home as well as other stuff. Dad dealing with his side of affairs and Mater with hers. In fact when I get back home, I will hardly know I have been away. In the Field5 6 November 1917 Dear Dad & Mater, Just a very short letter to let you know I am all O.K. I have just received a letter from Mater (Oct 14th) and a bundle of papers from Dad, all of which I was indeed glad to get. It seems that a Canadian mail is in and I expect some more tomorrow. Dad mentioned in his last letter if I got all the papers he sent & I think I do and they are very nice to get—The Packet send me their paper once per week and the Times and Newsletter occasionally. The Packet are certainly very good and I intend shortly to write and thank them. I noticed in this week’s Packet that the Hospital Bylaw only carried by 70 maj., which seemed rather small, but I guess when you get right down to it that the poor tax payers are burdened right down. I am not likely to forget in a hurry some of the financing that used to take place about December 10th.6 I notice that Mater’s letter of this week is numbered 51 and is dated “Oct14,” which is just a year after I left. That means that she has written a letter every week and I think it is very good of her especially as she has to do it for the three of us. That is one great comfort here as far as I am concerned —I always get lots of letters from home as well as other stuff. Dad dealing with his side of affairs and Mater with hers. In fact when I get back home, I will hardly know I have been away. I...

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ISBN
9781554580897
Related ISBN
9781554580002
MARC Record
OCLC
716060116
Pages
420
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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