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7Cecil Frost Wounded This page intentionally left blank About my wound there isn’t much to tell. I was hit with a Machine Gun bullet on the head. It bounced off and just clipped Radcliffe my batman on the chin. The shock and concussion of the thing was the worst. I surely thought that it was simply another case of the good dying young. France/ 16 October 19181 Dear Mater et Pater: I suppose you know that I got a bit of a wound a few days ago. Well it is an extremely slight one and will not keep me long. I am horribly fed up right now and I want to get back as soon as possible. Just think. I gave up my leave to go into the last show and this is what I got for all my enthusiasm. However, when I go back I hope to get leave very shortly now. It is a terrible thought to miss one’s leave. I haven’t had a single day since the 15th of last February and I wouldn’t care so much if it weren’t for Leslie’s sake. I know he would like to see me. Well I saw the fall of Cambrai. It is really a wonderful story. I could tell about it but it shall also have to wait. But believe me this is a good story I could tell. About my wound there isn’t much to tell. I was hit with a Machine Gun bullet on the head. It bounced off and just clipped Radcliffe my batman on the chin. The shock and concussion of the thing was the worst. I surely thought that it was simply another case of the good dying young. However, as I have frequently said, Heinie hasn’t got my number so why worry? I am at a good hospital and everything is very nice indeed. Just keep addressing my mail as per usual as before. It could[n’t] make any difference. I will be back again. I think I told you that I was a captain, didn’t I? Well, I am anyway. Well it looks a lot more like peace doesn’t it. I don’t want to hold myself up as a prophet but perhaps you will remember last spring I said that we weren’t exactly beaten yet. Well love to all and don’t worry—perhaps I’ll get my leave now. Cecil x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x 311 ‘‘ ’’ CANADIAN PACIFIC R’Y. CO.’S TELEGRAPH NIGHT LETTERGRAM Ottawa Ont 17 [October] 1918 Mrs W S Frost Orillia Ont Sincerely regret inform you Lieu acting Captain Cecil Gray Frost machine gun corps officially reported wounded October 13th gun shot wound chest.2 Director Records 9AM Poor old Cece I am so sorry. I am in hopes that the War would be over some time soon. And when the war has gone on so far & he still unhurt, it made one feel that he might be able to pull through without getting hurt at all. Lellie you will feel like taking my head off in scribbling your letter so badly, but forgive me old chum, wont you? Silverwood Beach Orillia Ontario Canada Oct 20th 1918 Dear Lellie/ This is one lovely moonlight night. I am sitting in the Living room at the library table and when I look up I see the sparkling moonlit water. It has been one awful day. It began to rain very early this A.M. before daylight and my, how it did pour. But now it is lovely, dad and I were out for a few minutes around the lawn & then up as far as Haggases,3 Then down as far as Lumsdens. The Churches are all closed today on account of the Spanish Influenza.4 The Methodist SS is turned into a hospital. They have borrowed beds & bed clothes from any one who will lend or give them, and all schools, churches, movies, shows, billiard rooms, ect are closed. They have taken the thing in time here and it should not be so bad as in some places. We have Grenville home quite sick. He has worked very hard this year and got out overtired & nervous, and very thin. Then this horrid Influenza got him And he was real sick, poor boy And the first time he went out was the day of...

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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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