France, May 12, 1918

Dear Emma;-

I did not have any letter from you in to-day’s mail but because it is Sunday and also the 12th day of the month I feel that I must write you. 5 months ago to day we were married and 3 years ago to day I left Calgary with the 31st Battn. We all thought then that we should be back home within two years at the very outside.

It is a miserable day out, quite cold, and every few minutes a squall of rain comes over. It has not been raining hard at any time though. I have been half expecting some of the 31st officers to drop in this afternoon but so far nobody has shown up. We have a nice fire going in our fire place and the temperature is quite low enough to make it appreciated. I do not suppose you ever have a fire in England now with all the fuel conservation rules in force.

Have you heard from Roehampton yet? I hope that you may be able to find something congenial in the way of a billet over there. Are Canadian nurses still being brought out from Canada? Matron in Chief Macdonald must have been speaking in a Pickwickian sense last winter when she told you to apply to her when you were ready to go to work.

We had another concert last night but I stayed away and wrote two letters, one to you and one to Margaret afterwards. Those who went to the concert reported that it was not up to the standard of the one the night before.

I am very sorry to know that Col. Hewgill has not been well. He was on the sick list very little, if at all, in France and I feel quite sure he will soon be himself again.

Good bye sweetheart.

Yours lovingly

Harold W. McGill

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