Letter #10 December 15th, 1914 from Charley to his Dad. One of only two letters in the collection written to his Father. From No. 2 Stationary Hospital in Le Touquet, France
Dec 15, 1914
It is quite awhile since I have heard from you but if anything was wrong
I guess mother would let me no. Things
are just about the same here as yet only a few Canadian troops are over
and it is hard to say when the rest will be here.
There are 80 patients going out of the Hospital in a day or so,
so you so wee are doing some good work anyways.
last few days it has been raining nevertheless it is much better than
snow. Talking to the
patients and they sure have some experiences but by letter I can not
tell you them as it is forbidden. They
all seem to think that the war will be over some time this coming spring
as the Germans are loosing with great loss.
In France the other day three women spies were caught giving news
to the Germans. Needless to
mention what end they came to. Nearly all business places are run by women here as all the
men available are at the front. The
biggest part of France is under English military law run by military
we were issued with a lot of cigarettes and tobacco in each package was
a post card with the senders name and address on it.
So it enables one to return the card to it’s sender thanking
them for it.
be back for her holidays before you get this and I hope she made out
well in her exams. I was
very glad to hear she got first place in the monthly exams last month,
as it is quite an honor to do that at College.
it makes it very hard to write an interesting letter as there are so
many things I cannot tell you. So
I will get to work. Hoping
you and Mother are in good health and spirit.
Remember me to V-V when you write her and don’t forget to write
No 2 Stationary Hospital
First Can Exped Force