France, Nov 4, 1918

Dearest Emma;-

Your letter of Oct 29 came to hand two days ago and since then I have had no letters from you, nor from anyone else for that matter.

We had a ten mile march a few days ago. It rained most of the time we were on the road but not heavy enough to wet us through. I wore my rain coat for the whole distance. My old rain coat is so dirty now that I am almost ashamed to wear it. I must get Maclean try his skill at cleaning it.

Major Lomer, our new O.C. took over two days ago. We have been very busy yesterday and to day trying to get a place cleaned up and put in shape for a C.R.S. We had splendid billets where we were but of course we could not expect to hold them for long. The civilians will all be coming back within a short time anyway.

It had been a bright day. I had to go off for the purpose of giving evidence in a court martial this morning & did not get back until this afternoon. It is now 18:10 o’clock. There is not a cloud in the sky and if Fritz is not busy elsewhere he may pay us a visit with bombing intent. He had been doing very little bombing lately perhaps because he had been too busy getting his aerodromes moved out of danger.

Have had one letter from Coln.Kappele and one from Capt. Clark since they went away wounded but have had no word from Major Burgess. I sincerely hope he is getting along alright. I heard that his arm might require re-amputation.

The paymaster is coming to our unit to morrow for the purpose of receiving applications for Victory War Loan Bonds. I think I shall try to buy a few even if we may be a little pinched financially in the course of our next leave. We must have a little treasure laid up to keep the wolf from our door after we return to Canada. Are you sorry now that you did not go home last summer when the authorities were urging you to do so?

Good night and goodbye for present.

Your loving husband
Harold W. McGill

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  1. Brilliant!

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