49.008 - ALS to Fran

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ALS to Fran, sister of Edward. Describes enjoying receiving mail, Easter, getting ready to march to another town, sleeping without blankets, daylight savings time.

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Mrs. F. B. Mc.Mulkin 122 Indian Road. Toronto. Canada

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[right side of image] 71 OVERSEAS BATTALION CANADA

Bramshott Camp Sunday May 21st/16.

My dear Fan. How are you keeping anyway. I received your letter day befor yesterday and certainly was glad to hear from you. I also received one from Aut and one from Mother and Helen, I certainly was a lucky boy with all my mail last week. The mail does not come very

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This beastly daylight saving thing is rotten. We have to be in bed before it is dark. It was certainly was not meant to accomodate soldiers. We start drill now at eight oclock instead of nine.

There is nothing I need now as I am well supplied. I will let you know when I need anything.

Well Fan I gess I will close With Best love to Frank Aut and Stan and Bob and Louise (Funny eh?) I will write Aut and Stan soon. Best Love Ted. They [cold/sold?] the Y in CA flags yesterday. Still write my address. ^Bramshott.Cpe or Elsewhere

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often and is irregular. You and the rest want to write me often. It does not matter how much or anything else but it cheers a fellow up a good deal.

You must have had a fine time at Easter with all the doings in Toronto. The rest seems to do mother so much good and she ought to down often, even if it not for very long.

We have been unsettled for the last couple of days and we leave early in the morning for some little place called [Auxley/Ruxley?] or something. It is about eight miles from here. We will be under canvas there, but do not expect to stay there long but to go [t -crossed out] to Shorncliffe. We had to hand in all the blankets to-night so I gess we will have to sleep without any to-night.

I suppose that you will be pretty busy now as there is so much work to do. Do not work to hard because you will be laid up with something or other.

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