France, Oct 4, 1917

Dearest Emma;-

Four long days have elapsed since I have had a letter from you but I shall write you a short note anyway.

Our beautiful weather has come to an abrupt ending and it is raining dogs and cats to day. Fortunately I have not had to be out doors much but the day is very disagreeable nevertheless. So far I have found the work with the field ambulance much less strenuous than with the battalion and I had a very easy time of it during the last month I was with it. Of course I shall have more to do at times that I have at present.

Are you getting any mail from Canada these days? The last letter I had from there was written in August. Some of the mail boats must have been sunk.

Lt Col. McGuffin was in to see us the other day. He expects to go back to Calgary as AD.MS of Military District 13 before long. This will do Hux Johnson out of a job. I think I told you about having dinner one evening with J. N. Gunn. I have since seen Selby but did not ask him about his communiqué.

It must be more exciting to live in London these days than at the front. We certainly had some beautiful nights for air raids. It doesn’t take the French long to take action after their cities are raided. They usually return and bomb German towns the following day.

This is a very short measly letter and I shall have to do better next time. Hope to get a letter from you to-morrow. Do not forget to put “Canadian” in the address.

Your lover

Harold W McGill

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